1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
How to Make It
Prepare macaroni according to package directions.
Melt 1/4 cup butter over low heat. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper.
Place half of macaroni in a lightly greased 3-quart casserole; top with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Pour white sauce over top, and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Dot with 2 tablespoons butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned.