Mom's Infamous Macaroni and Cheese
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Serves: 6 one cup servings
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2-1/4 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper
  • 12 Ritz or similar crackers, crushed (about ½ cup of crumbs)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Boil salted water and cook enough macaroni to make 2 cups cooked. Drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Melt the butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add flour and whisk for a few minutes while it is cooking.
  4. When it has thickened, gradually whisk in the milk.
  5. Bring to boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  6. Add in 2 cups of the cheese and whisk it in. Add in the dijon mustard and some freshly ground pepper. Give it a taste and season if needed.
  7. Add in the cooked macaroni and pour into a lightly greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle the top with crushed cracker crumbs.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ of cheese.
  10. Bake it for 30-40 min until top is browned and everything is heated through.
Recipe by Life at Cloverhill at