cooking · Dinner

Mac n’ Cheese Made Simple

So simple to make, why would one use a box? I know I wouldn’t! The mac n’ cheese is very mild and you can add whatever spices or herbs you like to it, to customize the recipe. I kept thinking that uncured smoky bacon, all crispy, would have been perfect added!

Walker really enjoyed this dinner, I served it with roasted carrots and a little happy 22 month older ate his whole plate!

Sorry about no photo…the weather was so nasty when I made it I didn’t want to venture outside for a shoot 😉

Mac n’ Cheese – The Simple Way


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 8 ounces grated 2% cheddar cheese
  • Salt and ground pepper

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add macaroni and cook for time on package, drain and place in a large heat safe mixing bowl.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add in the garlic and cook for a minute or two. Sprinkle the flour on and whisk in. Let cook for a couple of minutes, then slowly whisk the milk in, whisking until the sauce has thickened.

Turn to medium-low, add the cheese and whisk in till it melts. Season to taste and pour over the hot pasta, stirring until coated.

Serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6, depending on appetite.


2 thoughts on “Mac n’ Cheese Made Simple

  1. Nothing like homemade mac ‘n cheese… (although I confess I crave the artificial KD once in a blue moon) I’m sure yours is much fresh and creamier… no comparison!!

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