Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 6
  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 ounces sharp process American cheese, cubed (2 cups)
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. This recipe reminds me of the mac and cheese we were served as kids attending St. Francis Xavier Grade School. I tried it once many years ago after finding this recipe in my 1976 version of Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook and have made it ever since. I do double the recipe and bake in a 3 quart Corningware casserole dish. Sometimes I don't put the onion in or use the dried onion pieces instead of freshly chopped onion. And I have never put the tomato on top. Try this recipe...it's worth the extra effort!
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe reminds me of the mac and cheese we were served as kids attending St. Francis Xavier Grade School. I tried it once many years ago after finding this recipe in my 1976 version of Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook and have made it ever since. I do double the recipe and bake in a 3 quart Corningware casserole dish. Sometimes I don't put the onion in or use the dried onion pieces instead of freshly chopped onion. And I have never put the tomato on top. Try this recipe...it's worth the extra effort!