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Super Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

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.

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: macaroni and cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 606 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Super Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 410mg18%
Potassium 352mg10%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 476mg48%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.