Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This came from my daughters home-ec class. It is so much better than what comes from a box.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 6 cups water to boil in large pot.
  2. Add macaroni and boil 6-8 minutes.
  3. Drain.
  4. In annother pot, over medium heat, slowly melt the butter.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir flour and salt into melted butter until mixture is smooth.
  7. Slowly add milk, stirring to avoid lumps.
  8. Return pan to heat.
  9. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
  10. Add cheese.
  11. Cook until cheese melts.
  12. Add macaroni and stir.


Most Helpful

This got mixed reviews at my house. Some liked it and some didn't. This was easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I did add pepper and I think it could have used a bit more milk to thin it out.

bmcnichol September 10, 2013

Very good. I needed to add a little more milk to get it the right consistancy for us. I also used 8oz of American Cheese instead of the Velveeta. The family was impressed that I could make mac and cheese that wasn't orange colored!

didyb May 08, 2009

My daughter made this (with some coaching from mom ;o) for a cooking badge. It is very simple to do, even though she'd never made a white sauce before. The flavor was a bit flat, though; a mix of Velveeta and cheddar might help, as might baking it for 20-30 min at the end. She's very proud of herself for fixing a real Zaar recipe, though...thanks for posting!

winkki February 16, 2005

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