Baked Macaroni and Cheese (Make Ahead)



2 Tbsp Corn starch

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp pepper

2 1/2 Cups Milk

2 Tbsp butter or margarine

2 Cups (8oz) Shredded Cheddar divided (or combo of cheeses)

8 oz elbows (cooked 7 minutes and drained


1. In medium saucepan combine first 4 ingredients; stir in milk. Add butter; stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
2. Stir in 1 3/4 cups cheese until melted. Add elbows. Pour into greased 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with reserved cheese.
3. Bake uncovered in 375' oven 25 minutes or until lightly browned

4. Optional: After adding cheese to the top sprinkle on some seasoned bread crumbs.


Can add 1 cup diced ham or spam. Make ahead: Do all the above except for last cheese. FREEZE before baking. Take out casserole from freezer and and let thaw, then add cheese to the top and bake.