Thursday, August 21, 2014

Extra Creamy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

A box of pasta and some shredded cheese makes the easiest most delicious macaroni and cheese in the world. You can use almost any cheese in this from regular cheddar to Colby to even fancy Gruyere. You could use a spicy pepper jack or some Parmesan. You can also use any pasta shape that you want. Sometimes we mix it up and get a little bit crazy, but this time was nice and traditional.  Make this macaroni and cheese for your family and it will elevate comfort food to a whole new level. 


8 ounces elbow macaroni
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash black pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or 8 ounces cheddar cheese


Cook macaroni according to package directions.

In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour, salt and pepper; slowly add milk.

Cook and stir until bubbly.

Stir in cheese until melted.

Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce; stir to coat.

Yes!! It absolutely is that easy and fast. If you use two separate pans you can have the sauce whipped together before your pasta is even done cooking. Sometimes the dishes aren't worth it to me and I use the same pot to cook the macaroni and then drain it, while it sits in the sink, I make the sauce in the same pot and then just add the macaroni back it.

This is an amazing recipe and one that is easy to master. It is so much better for you than the boxed kind and your kids will feel extra special that their macaroni and cheese is homemade.