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Homemade Mac & Cheese



16 oz. package of elbo macaroni
8 tablespoons butter
8 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
2 cups cream
1 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.

In a large saucepan melt butter. (use the same pan I cooked the macaroni in)

Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.

Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.

Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).

Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.

Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Remove from heat.

Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.

Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.

Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Enjoy!

P.S. You can also add shredded chicken, bacon, or crumbled (cooked) hamburger to make this a main dish.

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