• Prep Time

    20M

    Cook Time

    30M

    Total Time

    50M

    Serves

    8

    Description

    A comforting dish for the entire family.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
    • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1 lb elbow macaroni, uncooked
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tbsp flour
    • 2 tbsp melted butter
    • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 green onions, sliced thin

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray 13 x 9 baking dish with non-stick spray.
    3. Cook macaroni according to box directions.
    4. While macaroni cooks, brown ground beef in skillet with red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and ground black pepper. Drain and place in greased baking dish. Set aside.
    5. Make cheese sauce by melting butter in 3 quart pan on high heat, add flour. Mix until incorporated with butter. Add milk all at once, whisking constantly until thick . Turn heat off and add shredded cheese. Stir until melted. Add cooked macaroni, mix well and bake for 10 minutes.
    6. Garnish the top of mac and cheese with the cherry tomatoes and sliced scallions.