Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

Pasta and Noodles Pasta by Shape

This is a classic recipe for macaroni and cheese. The kids will love this!

Servings per recipe: 7
Calories per serving: 401
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 1h 5m


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 pound processed cheese food
  • 1/4 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 pound shredded Swiss cheese


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   Prepare the elbow macaroni according to package directions.
  • 3   Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in the flour until a cream colored paste forms. Then pour in the milk and stir constantly until this comes to a hard boil, then stir for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 4   When the macaroni is cooked, spread 1/2 of it into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Then layer 1/2 of the grated onion, 1/2 of the salt and pepper and 1/2 of each of the cheeses. Repeat this one more time: macaroni, onion, salt and pepper and cheeses, and then pour the reserved white sauce over all. Top off with small pats of butter to taste.
  • 5   Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 23.3g 36%
    Saturated Fat 15.0g  
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 450mg 18%
Potassium 237mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 29.1g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 18.5g 37%
Sugars 5g  
Vitamin A 786IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 424mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 40mg  
Folate 85mcg