The boxed stuff just isn’t near as good and this is almost as easy.
Simple stovetop or baked Easy Macaroni and Cheese that’s healthier than a box.
Alex wasn’t thrilled at first. I will blend cheeses next time to better please his palate.
He asked me: “Is the box kind not healthy?”
I answered that this is healthier and he accepts that.
The texture is a little different than he’s used to.
The kids preferred it baked with some Italian seasoning and bread crumb topping. I love it that way. Also amazing with bacon or ham and peas.
Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
- 1 box noodles, according to directions on box and drained but not rinsed
- 2 T butter
- 1/4 c AP flour
- 1/2 t pepper
- 1 t salt
- 1 t dry mustard
- 1 c milk
- 3 c shredded cheese (a blend of cheddar, Parmeson, Colby, provolone)
Melt butter and add flour to make a roux. Pour in milk and whisk until smooth. Add mustard and salt and pepper. Add shredded cheese, whisking until melted and smooth.
Add cooked and drained noodles to cheese mixture and stir until it’s all cheesy goodness!
You can eat immediately or bake with bread crumbs or other toppings for an extra treat.