Simple Macaroni and Cheese

A very quick and easy fix to a tasty side-dish. Fancy, designer mac and cheese often costs forty or fifty dollars to prepare when you have so many exotic and expensive cheeses, but they aren't always the best tasting. This recipe is cheap and tasty.

  • Prep Time 0 Hours 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time 0 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Total Time 0 Hours 30 Minutes


  • 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


  • 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. Drain.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth, about 5 minutes. Slowly pour milk into butter-flour mixture while continuously stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese to milk mixture and stir until cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Fold macaroni into cheese sauce until coated.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 630.2 calories
  • Carbohydrate Content: 55 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 99.6 mg
  • Fat Content: 33.6 g
  • Fiber Content: 2.1 g
  • Protein Content: 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 20.9 g
  • Serving Size:
  • Sodium Content: 777 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7.6 g
  • Trans Fat Content:
  • Unsaturated Fat Content: