photo: Homemade Mac and Cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Pasta with cheese will be a wonderful choice for a hearty dinner or as a side dish to the main course. Also, this recipe is ideal for you if you need to cook a dish in a hurry, because cooking macaroni and cheese only takes about 30 minutes.


  • Pasta
    300 g
  • Butter
    50 g
  • Whole wheat flour
    60 g
  • Milk
    450 ml
  • Cheese
    450 g
  • Salt
    1/2 tsp
  • Paprika
    1 tsp
  • Garlic
    1 tsp


  • 1. The process of preparing the sauce may seem a little long and confusing. But if you carefully read the steps and prepare in advance needed number of all the ingredients – the sauce will be ready even faster than pasta. By the way, first, of course, put the pasta to cook.
  • 2. So, the pasta is preparing, now prepare all the other ingredients alongside. First, grate the cheeses. It is necessary to take a soft grade and harder. So the texture of the sauce will be richer and taste more saturated. This method, by the way, is suitable for such dishes as apple pies – always take 2 varieties of apples instead of one, then the taste becomes not so flat and homogeneous. I took Cheddar and Parmesan.
  • 3. Start to prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan with a thick bottom over medium heat. Gradually add the flour well stirring at the same time – I used a whisk. In two minutes you will have a homogeneous mass – "Ru" – flavoring, which is often used to thicken the sauces.
  • 4. Now pour in the milk, stir the same gradually and well. You should get a dense, homogeneous sauce. Consistency is clearly visible on the shovel. It no longer flows off it, but also does not stick as a dense layer.
  • 5. Got the right consistency – remove the sauce from the fire. Add spices (by the way here it is a full freedom of imagination). Then add cheese and mix up well to full uniformity. By the way, what about pasta? Did not forget to drain it? You can add a couple of spoons of liquid from the pasta to the sauce, so it will become a little glossier and creamy (the consistency will be more liquid).
  • 6. And now pour the sauce into a pasta and mix well. Look at these incredible threads of melting cheese, it's something! That is what it is worth living for.
  • 7. I am one hundred percent sure that you will want to make this sauce again and again. Special gourmets put the pasta in mold and bake in the oven for 10-20 minutes before the golden crust is formed. But it seems to me superfluous.