Baked Mac & Cheese



2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 8 ounce package elbow macaroni (I used quinoa pasta)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 8 ounce package processed american cheese, cut into strips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook; drain.
  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.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


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