Katie’s Recipes

Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

7 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour 5 minutes

total time


2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

¼ onion, minced

salt and pepper to taste

¼ pound processed cheese food

¼ pound shredded Cheddar cheese

¼ pound shredded Colby

Velveeta strips


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

Prepare the elbow macaroni according to package directions.

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.

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.

Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.


Serving Size



401 kcal

Total Fat

23 g

Saturated Fat

15 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



70 mg


450 mg

Total Carbohydrate

29 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

5 g


19 g

7 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour 5 minutes

total time
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