Kate's Cuisine

Aug 12 2009

Macaroni and Cheese

3/4 cup dry bread crumbs                       $0.33
2 tablespoons melted butter                   $0.12
1/2 package macaroni                         $0.99
1 onion, minced                                  $0.47
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour              $0.02
Salt and pepper to taste                       $0.04
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard                     $0.01
1 1/2 cups milk                                 $0.41
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese         $2.50
Total Cost         $4.89

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place bread crumbs into a bowl and pour melted butter over them. Set aside.

2.) Cook macaroni according to package directions. When finished cooking, drain and place macaroni into the casserole dish.

3.) Meanwhile, place butter in a saucepan and turn on burner to medium-high heat. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes until onion just starts to soften.

4.) To the onion add flour, pepper, salt, and dry mustard. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Add milk and bring to a simmer. Continue simmering for about 10 minutes. Make sure that you stir constantly while the milk is simmering or it will burn to the pot!

5.) After about 10 minutes the milk should have thickened and it’s at this time that you can take it off the heat. Once removed from the heat, add the cheddar cheese and stir until it has completely melted.

6.) Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni and stir until all the macaroni is nicely coated. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

7.) Serve and enjoy!

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