Baked Elbow Macaroni and Cheese

½ pound elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
1 cup cooked shrimp
1 cup canned tuna

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °. Grease a casserole dish; set aside.
  2. Cook elbow macaroni until it is al dente. Drain it, and place in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. In a double boiler, melt butter, then stir in flour, black pepper, and salt. Add milk gradually and continue cooking until thickened. Add cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.
  4. If adding cooked shrimp or canned tuna, add it to the mixing bowl with the macaroni.
  5. Combine sauce and macaroni and pour into greased casserole. Top with buttered bread crumbs and bake in moderately hot oven (375°) for about 20 min.

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