Elsie’s Baked Mac & Cheese

45-55 Minutes4-6 People

This recipes yields enough food for an average of 4-6 portions.


2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni noodles

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

¼ cup Borden Vitamin D Milk

1 cup Borden Half & Half

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)

½ teaspoon pepper

1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

Salt to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions, drain well and set aside. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in Borden Vitamin D Milk and Borden Half & Half. Stir constantly, until mixture boils and thickens (about 2 to 3 minutes). Remove from heat and add cayenne pepper, pepper, and 2 cups of the cheese; stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Combine sauce with the macaroni and add salt to taste. Place in a buttered 1 ½-quart casserole dish. Garnish top with remaining ½ cup of cheese and dot with additional butter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.