Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a very basic macaroni and cheese that is good on it's own, or can be used as the base to many different spins.


  1. Boil and drain macaroni per box instructions.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet.
  3. Sprinkle in flour and stir until pasty.
  4. Whisk in warmed milk and let cook until thickened.
  5. Add cheese to sauce.
  6. Add sauce to pasta.
Most Helpful

Almost followed your recipe, but I did end up sprinkling the finished product with some nutty, whole grain bread crumbs, & then popped in in the oven to brown the top! Definitely worked for us, & we had a satisfyingly comforting meal! [Made & reviewed for the closing of Pick A Chef event]

Sydney Mike May 04, 2012

This is a great base recipe. I used it to use up some milk and cheeses that needed to be used before they went bad. I made 3/4 of the recipe with 2% milk, 4 oz American cheese, and 8 oz cheddar-jack cheese. Be sure to add the cheese a little at a time, allowing each addition to melt before adding more. I added a little sprinkle of fresh ground pepper on top before digging in :) Thanks for sharing!

flower7 April 28, 2012