I found this gem on The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch, and immediately wrote down the ingredients to take to the store. It's a Cooking Light Recipe, and it is creamy, full of flavor and delicious. I added peas because it's how I always had it as a kid, and my entire family loved it. I'll take this over the stuff in the box anyday! Thanks for the recipe HoneyB!
Classic Two-Cheese Macaroni
The Best of Cooking Light, page 123
1/4 cup flour
2-1/2 cups 1% milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese, divided
6 ounces light processed cheese (such as Velveeta Light), cubed
6 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni (about 3 cups uncooked)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, level with a knife. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat; add flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook until thick (about 8 minutes), stirring frequently. Stir in 2/3 cup cheddar cheese and processed cheese, and cook 3 minutes or until cheese melt, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in macaroni and salt. Spoon into a 2 quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheddar cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Yield: 9 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
Calories: 260 Fat: 7.5 grams Fiber: 1.3 grams
Points per Serving: 6