Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Ingredients

2cupmacaroni (in 2-1/2 inch pieces, or elbow macaroni)
1smallonion (minced)
2tablespoonbutter or margarine
1tablespoonall-purpose flour
1⁄4teaspoondry mustard
3⁄4teaspoonsalt
1dashground black pepper
2cupmilk
1⁄2poundcheddar cheese (medium grated or sliced)
3⁄4cupfresh bread crumbs
4teaspoonmargarine or butter (melted)

Instructions

Cook macaroni as label directs.

Heat oven to 400F.

Place minced onion and 2 tablespoons butter in double boiler. When butter is melted, stir in flour, mustard, salt, and pepper. Slowly stir in milk; cook, stirring often, until smooth and hot.

Add about 3/4 of cheese (slice right into sauce, if desired); stir until cheese is melted.

When macaroni is tender, drain into colander; turn into greased 1-1/2 quart casserole. Pour cheese sauce over macaroni, tossing lightly with fork to coat all macaroni with sauce. Top with rest of cheese.

Toss bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over cheese.

Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Nice with crisp bacon.

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