Recipe: Macaroni with Cheese

Cheese is combined with MACARONI probably more often than any other food. It supplies considerable flavor to the MACARONI and at the same time provides fat and additional protein. The cooking operation is practically the same as that just given for MACARONI with tomatoes and bacon.

(Sufficient to Serve Six)

  •  1-1/2 c. MACARONI
  •  3 qt. boiling water
  •  3 tsp. salt
  •  1-1/2 Tb. butter
  •  1-1/2 Tb. flour
  •  1 tsp. salt
  •  1/8 tsp. pepper
  •  1/8 tsp. paprika
  •  1-1/2 c. milk
  •  1 c. grated or finely cut cheese
  •  1/4 c. crumbs

Break the MACARONI into inch lengths and cook it until it is tender in the 3 quarts of boiling water to which 3 teaspoonfuls of salt has been added. Melt the butter in a Saucepan, add the flour, the 1 teaspoonful of salt, the pepper, and the paprika, stir until smooth, and then gradually add the milk, which should be hot. Allow to cook until it thickens. Arrange the cooked MACARONI in layers, pouring the Sauce and sprinkling salt and cheese over each layer. Then cover the top layer with the crumbs and bake the food in a moderate oven for one half hour. Serve hot.