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Easy Macaroni Cheese

Easy Macaroni Cheese – A stovetop mac and cheese recipe that is incredibly creamy and cheesy, super quick and easy to make, and only requires a few simple ingredients. The absolute BEST macaroni cheese!

Easy Macaroni Cheese

Easy Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese was one of my absolute favourite meals as a kid, and I still love it just as much now.

It is a classic comfort dish, and it is SO quick and easy to make at home with only a few simple ingredients.

It’s incredibly creamy and cheesy, and ten times better store-bought.

So, if you’re a fan of mac and cheese, please give this recipe a try. You are absolutely going to love it!

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Easy Macaroni Cheese

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. You can find the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their measurements.

  • Elbow macaroni
  • Unsalted butter
  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • Milk: You can use any type, but my favourite to use here is whole milk.
  • Greek-style yogurt: For extra creaminess.
  • Grated mature Cheddar cheese

How to make Easy Macaroni Cheese

To make this dish, simply cook the macaroni as instructed on the packet, being sure to add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the water. Drain and set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

Add the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika, and whisk until smooth and combined.

Slowly pour in the milk, whisking continuously until smooth.

Add the yogurt and whisk until smooth and combined.

Cook on medium heat until the mixture has thickened (coats the back of a spoon) – about 3 – 5 minutes. Do not allow to boil.

Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the cheese, whisking until melted and smooth. Add more seasoning at this point, if desired.

Add the cooked macaroni and fold in until completely coated.

Allow to cool for a few minutes, then serve and enjoy!

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

Easy Macaroni Cheese

This Easy Macaroni Cheese is:

  • super quick and easy to throw together
  • made in under 30 minutes
  • incredibly thick, creamy, and cheesy
  • packed full of flavour
  • a classic comfort dish everyone will love!

How long will this Macaroni Cheese last? It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 – 5 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

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Easy Macaroni Cheese
Easy Macaroni Cheese

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Easy Macaroni Cheese

Easy Macaroni Cheese

Yield: 4 - 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A stovetop mac and cheese recipe that is incredibly creamy and cheesy, super quick and easy to make, and only requires a few simple ingredients. The absolute BEST macaroni cheese!

Ingredients

  • 8-oz (226g) elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (31g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 and 1/4 cups (540ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (120g) Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 and 1/2 cups (280g) grated mature cheddar

Instructions

  1. Cook the elbow macaroni as instructed on the packet. Be sure to add 1/4 teaspoon salt to the water. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika, and whisk until smooth and combined.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking continuously until smooth. Add the yogurt and whisk until smooth and combined.
  5. Cook on medium heat until the mixture has thickened (coats the back of a spoon) - about 3 - 5 minutes. Do not allow to boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the cheese, whisking until melted and smooth. Add more seasoning at this point, if desired.
  7. Add the cooked macaroni and fold in until completely coated.
  8. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then serve and enjoy!

Notes

This macaroni cheese can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 - 5 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 472Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 648mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically generated, and is an estimate only.

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