Ready in less than 15 minutes, this easy Mac and cheese recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients that are already in your kitchen! Better than the blue box.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, approximately 8 minutes.
While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and whisk to combine. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until golden whisking constantly.
While whisking, slowly add the milk to the butter/flour mixture. Turn the heat to low. Bring the milk mixture to a simmer and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, approximately 4-5 minutes. DO NOT BOIL.
Stir the cheese into the milk mixture and remove from the heat. Continue stirring until the cheese is thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Drain the pasta, do not rinse. Fold the macaroni into the cheese sauce and stir to combine.
Check for seasoning and add salt/pepper, if needed.