Mac & Cheese is by far the most requested meal in our house--by Eden, Haley and all of their friends--which works for me because it's Jim's specialty, meaning Jim actually prepares it so I don't have to cook! It's thick and creamy and gooey and scrumptious!
2 1/2 cup macaroni
1/4 butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Cook macaroni until tender, drain. Melt butter in microwavable bowl.
Stir in flour until smooth (creating a roux).
Gradually add milk.
Microwave on high at 2 minute intervals, stirring in between, until sauce has thickened and bubbles. Season with salt and pepper.
In casserole dish make alternate layers of noodles and cheese, saving some cheese for the top.
Pour hot white sauce over top of macaroni, cutting into the layered mixture of noodles and cheese so the sauce seeps in, but do not stir.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes until brown and bubbly.