Easy Peasy Mac & Cheesy
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Easy peasy mac & cheesy. What more is there to say? A really bare-bones recipe of homemade mac and cheese goodness. No baking or chopping required.
Serves: 2
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, heaping
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1½ cups grated cheese, I use cheddar because I always have it
  • 1 tsp hot sauce, I always have Frank's Buffalo on hand
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Boil salted water in a medium-sized sauce pan and cook the elbow macaroni until desired tenderness. I find that 2 cups isn't quite enough and it makes this recipe rather saucy, which is also just fine, so I usually do heaping cups and it works perfectly.
  2. While pasta is cooking, melt butter or margarine in a sauce pan over medium low and once simmering nicely, add in flour and whisk constantly until thickened, making sure that it doesn't burn; 2 minutes or so.
  3. Slowly add 1 cup of milk and turn up heat to medium. Stir frequently until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and add in cheese; stir until melted and add your hot sauce in and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Drain pasta when cooked, add into sauce and give a good stir.
Recipe by Nurse Loves Farmer at https://www.nurselovesfarmer.com/2017/01/easy-peasy-mac-cheesy/