Who doesn’t love a warm and comforting bowl of macaroni and cheese? It’s a classic dish that never goes out of style. But have you ever tried making it from scratch?
Mac and cheese is a favorite among both kids and adults, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s easy to make, delicious, and can be customized to suit your taste buds. However, many people opt for the boxed version, thinking that it’s quicker and easier.
But did you know that making homemade macaroni and cheese is just as easy, if not easier, than the boxed version? Plus, it’s healthier and tastes better too! In this article, we’ll show you how to make a simple yet delicious mac and cheese recipe that will have you ditching the boxed stuff for good.
Mac and cheese is a classic dish that is enjoyed by many. The dish is a favorite of children, teens and adults. However, there are times when you may want to change up the ingredients, to ensure the dish is varied. This blog will be looking at how you can make a simple dish, a gourmet delight.
- 1 (8 ounce) box elbow macaroni
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ground black pepper to taste
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- Step 1
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes.
- Step 2
- At the same time, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, salt, and pepper and stir until smooth, about 5 minutes. Pour in milk slowly, while stirring continuously. Continue to cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbling, about 5 minutes, making sure the milk doesn't burn.
- Step 3
- Add Cheddar cheese and stir until melted, 2 to 4 minutes.
- Step 4
- Drain macaroni and fold into cheese sauce until coated.
- Cook's Note:
- You can never have enough cheese, and I usually add an extra 1/2 cup without ruining the recipe.
- Keep a careful eye on the milk when boiling, as milk boils fast and burns easily. Burnt milk will show up in the recipe's flavor if overcooked.