Classic Macaroni & Cheese
Easy homemade macaroni and cheese recipe! Cheesy, creamy, and quick this recipe is a family favorite and the perfect match for any meal!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
- 1 lb cooked pasta use your favorite
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2-2 cups warm milk
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1/4 teaspoon season salt
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/4 cup plain or seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces
In a deep skillet, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, about 3 minutes (DON'T skip this step).
Gradually whisk in 1 1/2 cups of warm milk (microwave 1-2 minutes) and simmer until thickened.
On low heat, add peppers, salts, tomato paste, and cheese. Stir until totally combined.
Taste and adjust seasonings and thickness. Stir in cooked pasta.
Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 361mg | Iron: 1.4mg