Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz dry macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 can condensed cream of cheddar soup (optional)
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour and let cook 2 minutes while stirring. Slowly whisk in cream, milk, mustard powder, and onion powder. Cook over medium heat while stirring until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese & 3 cups cheddar cheese until melted. Add soup, if using.
  5. Toss cheese sauce & macaroni noodles together. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 18-24 minutes or until bubbly. Do not over cook. Cool 10-15 minutes before serving.
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