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Macaroni and Cheese

Updated: Apr 30

Homemade macaroni and cheese in a bowl

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

Servings: 2


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


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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)

Step 4

Add the cheese and stir for about 2 minutes or until melted. Add the macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until coated.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutritional Information

(Per Serving)

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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