In the Kitchen with Lee Ann: Homestyle Mac & Cheese

Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 11:18 AM EST
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1 pound large size macaroni, uncooked 1 T. olive oil 5 Tablespoons butter ¼ cup flour 2-1/4 cups milk 1/3 cup onion, chopped fine ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon dry mustard 2 cups Velveeta cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup pepper jack shredded cheese dash of cayenne ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed ½ cup Parmesan cheese, for topping Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2-1/2 quart casserole dish. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Place cooked, drained macaroni in a large mixing bowl. Toss with 1 T. olive oil. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring until bubbly and thick. Add milk, onion, salt and dry mustard. Stir until slightly thickened. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Pour over macaroni and fold cheese mixture into cooked macaroni. Add fresh parsley. Pour into greased baking dish or iron skillet and top with crushed ritz and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 until bubbly and golden.