ELSIE’S BAKED MAC AND CHEESE

Enjoy a cheesy, flavor-packed meal and family quality time around the dinner table with Elsie’s Baked Mac and Cheese.

Servings
6
Cook Time
30 MIN
Ingredients
1½ cups Borden® Cheese Triple Cheddar Shreds
1 cup Borden® Cheese Colby & Monterey Jack Shreds
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni noodles
2 tbsp. Borden® butter
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ cup Borden® Vitamin D Milk
1 cup Borden® Half & Halfred onion, cut in strips
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Steps
1
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 1½-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Combine cheeses in a medium bowl and set aside.
2
COOK macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
3
MEANWHILE, melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually whisk in milk and half & half. Stir constantly, until mixture boils and thickens (about 2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat and add cayenne and black peppers, and 2 cups of the reserved cheese mixture; stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
4
STIR cooked macaroni into the sauce and season to taste. Place in the prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining ½ cup of cheese and dot with additional butter, if desired. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and lightly browned.