Apr 24, 2013 14:15 White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese Advocate staff photo by Beth Colvin -- Homemade White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese casserole is worth the extra effort. BY BETH COLVIN| Assistant Food editor April 24, 2013 Comments Advocate-Tested Recipe White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese Serves 6 to 8. Recipe is by Beth Colvin. 4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 1 stick butter 1 large onion, chopped 3 tsps. minced garlic 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk 4 cups white cheddar, divided Dash nutmeg 1⁄8 tsp. white pepper Salt and cayenne pepper, to taste 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. While it’s boiling, prepare the cheese sauce. 2. Melt the stick of butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Do not allow to brown. 3. Add flour and stir to combine. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, then stir in milk. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add 3 cups of cheese and, stirring frequently, cook until melted. 4. Add seasonings and, continuing to stir, cook about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingy. 5. Drain the pasta and remove to a large bowl. Pour the cheese sauce over the warm pasta and stir to combine. Pour pasta into a 9-inch-by-13-inch casserole dish. Top with 1 cup shredded white cheddar and bread crumbs. 6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour, or until golden brown and bubbly.