Macaroni and cheese is the perfect comfort food! So warm and gooey, salty with a little bite. This is my favorite and my family's favorite mac and cheese recipe. It is THE BEST! I guess you could say that makes this the perfect perfect comfort food!
I got a couple of recipes for this yummy goodness, and added a little of my own, so I guess you could say this is my recipe. At least that's what my Momma would say!
Tamara's Mac and Cheese
16 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. butter (the real stuff!)
1/4 c. flour
2 c. milk (2% or whole is best)
8 oz. brick of extra sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
Melt butter with salt on medium heat. Add flour and stir until smooth. (be careful not to burn the butter). Turn to low heat and add milk. Stir constantly until boiling. After it starts to boil, stir for about one more minute, so it coats the spoon when you lift it out. Remove from heat, and add cubes of cheese. Stir until melted.
Stir macaroni noodles with the your cheese sauce and place in a 1.5 or 2 qt baking dish. Bake in 375 F for 30-35 minutes, and your done!
I like to serve this with warm yeast rolls and green beans, or a salad. Let me know if you like it!