In the first few months of my pregnancy all I wanted was macaroni and cheese, grapefruit, watermelon, and now I’ve added honeydew to that ever growing craving list. I had a brief period where I grew tired of mac and cheese, crazy I know! Now that craving is back, so I figured I’d share how I make my Easy Macaroni and Cheese with you! When I asked people for recipes for homemade mac and cheese I heard a lot about velveeta, but I’m actually not a fan of that thick cheese in my macaroni – also the fact that it’s processed.
So I began experimenting with cheese and found that I really like Mild Cheddar Cheese, which you can get in your local store in the refrigerated cheese section. I also don’t want all the extra fat so instead of using the typical heavy cream I use my Organic 1% Milk with no problems. I hope you try my recipe, and enjoy as much as we do!
Easy Macaroni and Cheese
Makes 8 Servings
12 Ounces Elbow Noodles
12 Ounces Cheddar Cheese
1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 Cups 1% Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large sauce pan bring water to a boil, and cook pasta until tender, drain and set aside.
In the same sauce pan melt butter whisk in the flour until it makes a thick roux, and slowly add in the milk while still whisking. Keep on low-medium heat while stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile in a food processor shred your cheddar cheese,
once the milk mixture is steaming (not boiling) add in your cheese – leave about a handful for topping. Stir slowly, and once combined add in your elbow noodles. Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour your macaroni and cheese into little ramekins and top with remaining cheese.
Toss them in to the oven under a broiler so that the cheese can melt and enjoy! (You can also add breadcrumbs to the top – I just prefer cheese alone)
I can’t get over how easy this recipe is. What makes it even easier is using a food processor. I used to use a handheld shredder and ended up with mushed handled chunks of cheese that would just be tossed. Thankfully with my KitchenAid food processor there’s only a few bits that sometimes get left behind. No worries, it melts just the same.
I love mac & cheese!
Oh that looks great! Thanks to you I’ve been using my counter top oven a whole lot more.
Yum!! Looks delicious! Now I want macaroni and cheese!
♥ Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins ♥
My daughter Mia loves Macaroni and Cheese. Considering that this looks good, I’m definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
That looks so good and I could definitely go for a bowl right now!
That looks good!
Lovely! I love cheesy recipes… A must try!
My daughter would love this!
I love mac and cheese too! Oh yum!
Penelope (NYC Mom Blogger)
Looks yummy and beautiful photos!
This looks delicious. I don’t have a food processor, but I could buy shredded cheese.
oh the kids love mac and cheese
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
That looks absolutely delicious, but I’m super lazy so I would buy the bagged already shredded cheese. 😉
Lilac City Momma
This looks really good, thanks! What’s funny is I have had my food processor for almost two years, and JUST pulled it out last week to shred cheese. I didn’t realize how easy it really is and saves you money!
This looks so good!! I bet my husband would love it with a little bit of bacon mixed in!!
I made GF Mac and cheese and my boys didn’t eat it! I thought it was yummy.
This looks so good – late at night and I would still love some :).
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
Love me some mac and cheese!
Simply Being Mommy
That mac ‘n cheese looks so tasty!
Okay I love the simplicity of this recipe!
Canadian Mom Blogger
Yum…I crave mac and cheese and I’m not even pregnant, lol.
OMG SOOOO yummy!!!!!
Oh my goodness! That looks SO good!
This is Hubs’ favorite food…yes he’s 9. 🙂 Thanks! I’ll make it for him.
wow that looks so good
That mac & cheese looks so good right now!
My kids love Mac N’ Cheese.
The Rebel Chick
Yum, this looks so good!
I want to make this, never have made homemade mac and Cheese.
Elaina (A Time Out for Mommy)
Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com
Homemade mac n cheese is the best!
Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah
This is making me so hungry for mac and cheese.
I think I need to find some mac N cheese for lunch now LOL.
this look delicious …and so simple to make. I will have to try it!
That is the easiest recipe I’ve ever seen for Mac & Cheese. I can’t wait to try it!
Looks super yummy!