Basic macaroni & cheese
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups uncooked macaroni (mini-shells are always a hit)
- ¼ cup minced onion
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp white pepper
- 1½ cups water
- ¾ cup skim milk
- 2 cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat butter in a large skillet. Cook macaroni and next 4 ingredients for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add water and milk; heat to boiling temperature. Simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted through.
This is always a favorite!! Feel free to play around with this basic recipe adding vegetables (tomatoes are great) and other cheeses, such as sharp cheddar or monterey jack.