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Simple Macaroni and Cheese

Easy mac and cheese is simple to prepare with 7 ingredients you most likely already have on hand for tasty, comfort-food meal.
Makes:4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) box elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Prep:10 mCook:15 mReady:25 m
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes.
  2. At the same time, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add flour, salt, and pepper and stir until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in milk slowly, while stirring continuously. Continue to cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbling, about 5 minutes, making sure the milk doesn't burn.
  5. Add Cheddar cheese and stir until melted, 2 to 4 minutes.
  6. Drain macaroni and fold into cheese sauce until coated.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

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