Venango County Recipe of the Day: Baked Mac and Cheese

| December 3, 2021

Venango County Recipe of the Day: Baked Mac and Cheese – Sponsored by Clarion Federal Credit Union.

For the best baked mac and cheese, use extra-sharp white cheddar cheese for more flavor!


1 package (16 ounces) uncooked elbow macaroni
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup butter, divided
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4-1/2 cups 2% milk
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs


-Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain.

-In a Dutch oven, heat 1/3 cup butter over medium heat; saute onion until tender. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in macaroni. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

-In a microwave, melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 30-35 minutes.

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