Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

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Deborah Gillespie


This recipe came out of my Grandmother's recipe box. When she passed some of my favorite things I got was things from her kitchen such as her recipes, her cooking utensils, and her apron and sun hat. I have been trying some of the recipes and this one is really good, I changed it a little to make it healthier such as wheat pasta for regular pasta and 2% milk for whole milk. I also use low fat cheese but left it with regular cheese in the recipe.


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 Min
25 Min


  • 1 lb
    macaroni, whole wheat
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 4 c
    2% milk
  • 16 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Mac & Cheese


    1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add Salt.
    2. Add 1 lb or 1 package elbow macaroni
    3. Return water to a rapid boil.
    4. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 9-11 minutes or until tender.
    5. Drain
    1. Cook pasta according to above directions.
    2. Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan, melt butter.
    3. Stir in flour, salt if wanted, pepper and nutmeg.
    4. Stir in milk until smooth.
    5. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat.
    6. Stir in cheese until melted and cooked pasta and toss until well blended.
    7. Serve immediately.

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About Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Pasta Sides
Other Tag: For Kids

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