Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Macaroni and Cheese-Never buy the box stuff again!

Easy Macaroni and Cheese-Never buy the box stuff again!

I grew up on the boxed macaroni and Cheese. My mom didn’t/couldn’t/should’t cook. We’ll say she was a single mom working full time and raising two girls as her excuse. The truth-she was a horrible cook. I mean really bad. My sister and I looked forward to the bad TV dinners that were so popular in the day because they were better than what might end up on the table if we didn’t have that frozen dinner.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese-Never buy the box stuff again!

It was also the time of all the “new” easy, dinner in a box products started coming out. I can’t even remember a time without the boxed macaroni and cheese. It was probably one of the first things I ever learned to make on my own.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese-Never buy the box stuff again!

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I had homemade Macaroni and cheese. OMG! I had no idea what I’d been missing.  The creaminess, the taste of REAL cheese. Even the bigger pasta.

At potlucks, I would drool over huge dishes of the cheesy pasta. Never even considering that making it myself would be so easy.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese-Never buy the box stuff again!

Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Macaroni and Cheese


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste


  1. Cook Macaroni according to package directions to al dente stage. Drain and set aside. Do not rinse.
  2. In the same pot, melt butter and whisk in flour until a smooth paste forms. Slowly add in milk making sure to blend butter paste completely with milk before adding more.
  3. Once milk and butter are fully incorporated, add in cheese, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk until cheese is completely melted.
  4. Add cooked macaroni and toss to coat.



Easy Macaroni and Cheese-Never buy the box stuff again!

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  1. I grew up on the boxed ones too and only the other day I bought a box to make. I didn’t like the taste of it all so your recipe came in the nick of time xoxo

  2. lol your mom sounds a bit like mine :P

    This mac n cheese looks so classic and simple and yummmmyyyyyy!

  3. my daughter will only eat homemade:) this looks like such a great {and easy} recipe Joan

  4. Love mac and cheese and I wish I was eating this one for lunch :)

  5. Mac and cheese is my favorite.

    It’s not unusual for me to get up early on a Saturday morning and have it for breakfast. I know. Kinda odd. But it’s just me and my mac and cheese.

    This looks great though…I might have to mix it up a bit and try something out of the box!

  6. Love homemade mac n cheese. This recipe looks simpler than the one I use, will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I just made this recipe and it is so good. I’ve managed to mess up macaroni and cheese a few times before trying your recipe, and this is the first one that turned out. Thanks so much!

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