Real Deal Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Sherrybeth

My son loves this stuff. He was so AMAZED that you could make mac and cheese without a box and dry mix!

Top Review by CJAY8248

Excellent mac and cheese! I made as directed but used aged gouda and sharp cheddar. It was nice and cheesy and very creamy. Great comfort food on a cold and rainy day. Thanks for sharing. Made for Football Pool 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, if you prefer
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 12 cups milk
  • 1 12 cups grated cheese (I use colby or jack for a milder flavor or sharp cheddar for a stronger cheese flavor)


  1. Melt butter and blend in flour and pepper, blending well.
  2. Add milk and stir constantly over medium heat until thickened.
  3. Add 1 cup of the grated cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Combine macaroni with sauce and pour into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  5. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle paprika on top.
  6. Bake uncovered at 375° for 25 minutes.

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