grandma’s macaroni and cheese

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macandcheeseYum. This wonderfulness is my dinner tonight. I got the recipe from my mom, but the cheese sauce is actually from my Grandma’s Cheesy Onion recipe. Since I had all the ingredients on hand except for the cheese, this was a logical, delicious, and inexpensive dish to make. I used to be intimidated by the homemade cheese sauce, but it is really easy since it requires the microwave(!). Try it and let me know what you think.

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Macaroni and Cheese

  • 2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 box pasta (I used whole wheat), cooked and drained
  • 2 C milk
  • 4 T flour
  • 4 T butter
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/4 t paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 350* and cook pasta.
  2. Melt butter and stir in flour, pepper, and paprika. Whisk in milk. Cook in microwave for 8 minutes on power level 8 (stir 2-3 times during cooking).
  3. Stir in shredded cheese until melted.
  4. Add sauce and noodles to greased casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes and enjoy!

macandcheesesaucemacandcheesebeforeFor those who like a softer, unbaked mac and cheese you can call it quits at this stage like my brother, Mikey C.

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  1. Jill

    oh. yum. !!!

    I will have to try this out… I just adore homemade mac ‘n cheese.

  2. Jess

    @ Jill and Blair: Great, let me know how it comes out for you both!

    @ Kaitlyn: Do you have any other recipes for mac and cheese I should try?

    @ Rachel: I am sure a cook top would do just as well- I am so impressed that you live without a microwave. I lived without one for a summer in college, but was raised in a family that probably could have lived without the oven instead. I think in the future I might have an intention to live without a microwave.

  3. PS~Erin

    Yum-my! Love me some homemade mac and cheese… It’s actually on the menu for tomorrow night, but I was just planning on a box for the kids since hubby is out for the evening. I think I might just have to sub in your recipe. Have to double check the ingredients to be sure I’ve got the right ones. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Eva

    I have to try this! I loooove mac and cheese!

  5. Jess

    @ PVE, Erin and Eva: I’m glad you are all going to try it. Hope it turns out great!

  6. blair

    Just had to let you know that I am making this for the second time tonight! It is such the perfect Sunday night meal:)

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