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traditional creamy macaroni & cheese

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

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

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For traditional creamy macaroni & cheese

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

How To Make traditional 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.