Homemade Baked Mac-n-Cheese
1 pkg (8oz) elbow macaroni
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups milk (I used whole)
2 cups (8oz) Cheddar cheese, shredded (shred it yourself from a block- makes it creamier than bagged)
1 large tomato, thickly sliced (I omitted)
Seasoned bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook macaroni as package label directs, drain. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan. Remove from heat, stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth.
Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer mixture for 1 minute. It will become thick and coat the spoon. Remove from heat.
Stir in the cheese, until smooth. Add the cooked macaroni, mix well.
Pour into a baking dish, arrange tomato slices over top, sprinkle with seasoned bread crumbs.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.