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Mac and Cheese (Homemade)

Mac and Cheese (Homemade)

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Mac and Cheese is such a tasty comfort food – creamy cheese all over pasta? Makes a delicious side! Yes, you can buy a box of mac and cheese and just have that but I promise making it from scratch with yummy cheese, butter and milk? SO much more delicious! Here’s how to make Mac and Cheese Homemade!

Easiest Homemade Mac and Cheese Ever!

This is the simplest way to make mac and cheese at home! You only need 5 ingredients – elbow macaroni, butter, cheddar, mozzarella, and milk! Technically you can make it 4 if you only want to use cheddar too!

This recipe is easily made gluten free too if you purchase some gluten free elbow macaroni, as I do not add any extra flour! It really is simple!

What kind of cheese to use for Mac and Cheese?

There are a lot of different types of cheese you can use for Mac and Cheese. In this recipe, we will use cheddar, and a little mozzarella.

However, you can try any of these other cheeses:

  • Cheddar
  • Gruyere
  • Muenster
  • Parmesan
  • Fontina
  • Havarti

If you bought a block you’ll want to make sure to grate/shred it for easy melting and mixing in the mac and cheese. I like to keep it simple and use already shredded cheese usually.

How do you make Mac and Cheese?

First gather your ingredients:

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (uncooked; about 2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese (divided to 2 cups and ½ cup)
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • Salt, as desired

Fill a large pot with water, and bring to a boil. Stir in the macaroni; cook until al dente. Drain well.

Add butter, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and milk in to pot.

Stir to mix well.

Remove from heat and serve hot!

Mac and Cheese (Homemade)
Mac and Cheese (Homemade)
Mac and Cheese (Homemade)

Mac and Cheese (Homemade)

Mac and Cheese (Homemade)

Mac and Cheese is such a tasty comfort food – creamy cheese all over pasta? Makes a delicious side! Yes, you can buy a box of mac and cheese and just have that but I promise making it from scratch with yummy cheese, butter and milk? SO much more delicious!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (uncooked; about 2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese (divided to 2 cups and ½ cup)
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with water, and bring to a boil. Stir in the macaroni; cook until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Add butter, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and milk in to pot. Stir to mix well, and then remove from heat and serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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