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Mac And Cheese Recipe

This is for sure one of the best versions of the mac and cheese recipe that you will ever try. The key to creamy mac and cheese is in the roux – a mixture of flour and butter used to thicken the sauce. Try it out now!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 762 kcal


  • 1 pound elbow noodles
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C.
  • Cook noodles according to package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour and cook for about 5 minutes, until light golden brown.
  • Whisk in milk and continue cooking until the mixture comes to a simmer.
  • Gradually add in cheese, whisking until fully melted and incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add cooked noodles to the pot and stir until evenly coated in sauce.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.



    Serving Suggestions

    Serve with a green salad and garlic bread.

    Storing Suggestions

    Mac and cheese can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in an oven until hot and bubbly.


    Calories: 762kcalCarbohydrates: 98gProtein: 33gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 585mgPotassium: 509mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 791IUCalcium: 594mgIron: 2mg
    Keyword Mac And Cheese
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