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
Serves 4
A delicious quick homemade macaroni and cheese
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
830 calories
99 g
96 g
31 g
37 g
19 g
323 g
516 g
15 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
323g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 830
Calories from Fat 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g
48%
Saturated Fat 19g
94%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 96mg
32%
Sodium 516mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 99g
33%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 37g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
73%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1-lb box of pasta of your choice
  2. 3 T butter
  3. 3 T flour
  4. 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
  5. 1 c milk
  6. 2 c sharp cheddar cheese
  7. salt, pinch or to taste
  8. garlic powder, pinch or to taste
  9. pepper, pinch or to taste
  10. 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.
Notes
  1. Yes, nutmeg. It adds a level flavor to the cheese sauce.
  2. Some people also add a dash of dry mustard powder, but I've never tried this.
  3. You can also leave the sauce over heat to add in the cheese, but be very careful of scalding the sauce.
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calories
830
fat
31g
protein
37g
carbs
99g
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