Homemade Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

A classic Italian dish, a favorite amongst kids and adults alike

Divya Shivaraman
26599 ratings.

Homemade Macaroni And Cheese Recipe is a classic dish prepared with macaroni pasta and a thick white sauce made with flour, few other ingredients and the hallmark being a lot of cheese. It's a very popular dish among kids and many adults consider it the epitome of comfort food.  

Serve Macaroni And Cheese right warm along with some Garlic Bread as a comforting winter meal.

You can also try some other simple, wholesome pasta dishes like:

  1. Whole Wheat Spaghetti With Avocado Basil Pesto
  2. Spinach Basil Cottage Cheese Lasagna
  3. Spaghetti in Creamy Spinach Sauce.

Equipment used: Saucepan, Heavy Bottomed Pot

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


    For the sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups Milk , whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2 teaspoons Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • For Mac and Cheese
  • 2 cups Elbow Pasta
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese , extra sharp, grated
  • Salt , to cook pasta
  • Salt , to cook pasta

How to make Homemade Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

  1. To begin making Homemade Macaroni And Cheese Recipe, first place a saucepan on the heat.

  2. Warm the milk over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Do not let it come to a rolling or vigorous boil, and take it off the heat before.

  3. In a separate heavy bottomed pot melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly until the mixture turns light brown. This will take 3 to 4 minutes. Take it off the heat.

  4. Next, slowly pour the warm milk little by little into the butter flour mixture, while whisking constantly. The mixture will get thinner, but keep whisking.

  5. Once all the milk is added and whisked well, set the pot back over medium high heat and continue to whisk.

  6. It will take about 2 to 3 minutes for the sauce to come together and become silky and thick. At this stage, add salt and stir once more.

  7. Meanwhile cook the pasta in salted boiling water, according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse the pasta.

  8. Add the cheddar cheese to the prepared sauce and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until cheese is melted.

  9. Next, add the cooked pasta and stir until the pasta is hot and steaming for another 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls.

  10. Serve Macaroni And Cheese along with some Garlic Bread as a comforting winter meal.

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