Real Deal Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
50mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

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

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)

Directions

  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.

Reviews

(7)
Most Helpful

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.

CJAY November 02, 2011

I made this recipe on 7/25/09 as part of mine and SO's dinner.And Sherrybeth, I have to tell you this is the " Real Deal " Thanks so much for posting a classic " comfort food ". " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � July 27, 2009

I think that this has the potential to be a very good mac & cheese recipe, it just needs more cheese!! Next time I make it, I think I'll double the cheese, other than that it's a great recipe!!

nkoprince08 June 13, 2008

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