Updated: Apr 30
This classic Macaroni and Cheese is incredibly creamy, cheesy, and the perfect comfort food. Ready in just 30 minutes and surprisingly easy to make. This recipe is a family favorite and ideal for dinner or as a side dish.
Preparation and Cooking Time
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
4 ounces elbow macaroni
1 cup milk
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
⅛ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
⅛ cup butter
Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the elbow macaroni and cook stirring from time to time for about 7-8 minutes or until cooked through but firm.
Drain and sprinkle with a little bit of olive oil to prevent it from sticking. In a saucepan, melt butter on medium heat, then add flour, ground black pepper, and salt. Stir for about 4-5 minutes or until smooth.
Gently pour in the milk, while stirring frequently. Continue to cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling and smooth. (Ensure that the milk doesn't burn)
Add the cheese and stir for about 2 minutes or until melted. Add the macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until coated.
1. You can add extra seasonings and cheese as desired.
2. Use high-quality aged cheddar cheese for this recipe to achieve a smoother texture and stronger taste.
3. Make sure you watch the milk closely as it boils because milk boils fast and burns easily.
Calories: 627 | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Carbs: 49g | Protein: 25g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 769 | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g
Nutritional information is a guide only.
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