Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

¼ cup finely chopped onion

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

¾ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon dry mustard

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni

2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 (8 ounce) package processed American cheese, cut into strips

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.

Step 3
Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Step 4
To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and American cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2 quart baking dish; mix well.

Step 5
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.