Real Deal Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
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)


  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.


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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