Basic Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

Amy Herald


This is the basic recipe for creamy macaroni and cheese. It's so simple, but so delicious!


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5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 dash(es)
    white pepper
  • 8 oz
    dry macaroni noodles
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Basic Creamy Macaroni & Cheese


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Make cheese sauce while macaroni is cooking.
  2. Melt butter in bottom of a small sauce pan. Add flour and stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Add milk and cheddar cheese.
  3. Stir over medium-medium high heat until smooth and thickened. This takes about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain macaroni noodles and return to pot. Stir in hot cheese sauce until well combined. Add salt & pepper to taste if desired.

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