- 4 cups dried macaroni
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 2 tsp (heaping) dry mustard (I only used 1 and it was plenty for me)
- 1 whole egg, beaten
- 1 pound shredded cheese (we used sharp cheddar and that was delish!)
- 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
Cook macaroni until very firm. Macaroni should be too firm to eat right out of the pot. Drain.
In a small bowl, beat egg.
In a large pot, melt butter and sprinkle in flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook mixture for five minutes, whisking constantly. Don’t let it burn.
Pour in milk, add mustard, and whisk until smooth. Cook for five minutes until very thick. Reduce heat to low.
Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking eggs. Whisk together till smooth.
Pour egg mixture into sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth.
Add in cheese and stir to melt.
Add salts and pepper. Taste sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed! DO NOT UNDERSALT.
Pour in drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine.
Serve immediately (very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.
(link to original recipe)