Scrumptious Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I love Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, but sometimes I long for something homemade. I tried several different recipes and ended up condensing several into this finished product. I love it tremendously. 

You can substitute different cheeses into it if you’re daring. I haven’t tried many different ones, but I’ve heard gouda is nice. That might be the next one I try. You also need to be able to make a roux without burning it – this takes practice sometimes. If it’s not fully cooked, you’ll taste the flour in the finished product. 

This is quick and easy otherwise. 

Scrumptious Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

A delicious quick homemade macaroni and cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb box of pasta of your choice
  • 3 T butter
  • 3 T flour
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 c sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt pinch or to taste
  • garlic powder pinch or to taste
  • pepper pinch or to taste
  • 1/8 t nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. While pasta is cooking, prepare roux. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, adding flour once melted. Cook for 1 minute, or until a nice golden brown.
  3. Add the evaporated milk and other milk. Stir often until the mixture thickens and coats the spoon, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add spices.
  5. After a minute, add the cheese and stir until creamy.
  6. Add the sauce to your pasta and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Yes, nutmeg. It adds a level flavor to the cheese sauce.
  • Some people also add a dash of dry mustard powder, but I've never tried this.
  • You can also leave the sauce over heat to add in the cheese, but be very careful of scalding the sauce.