Homemade Mac & Cheese Recipe

Guest post by: from Making Food Eating Food, *photos ©chanelle richardson*

So, that box of bright orange powdered-cheese-type-pasta-stuff works in a pinch…but it kinda freaks me out.

I mean, is anything found in nature that is actually that colour?

Anyway, I came up with a recipe for macaroni and cheese that is just as fast, even more delicious, and (to me) more gratifying.
Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe
makes enough to feed mom and two hungry smallish kiddos. adjust accordingly. 🙂

Quick Homemade Mac & Cheese


About a half pound elbow macaroni
A pat of butter
A couple handfuls of your favourite shredded cheese (i used a four cheese blend of monterey jack, colby, etc.)
1/4 cup milk
To taste:
Onion powder (a couple dashes)
Pinch kosher or sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Paprika (a couple dashes)


1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

2. In the same pot, melt butter over medium-high heat.

3. Add milk, and gradually whisk in cheese until melted. Add spices.

4. Toss in pasta and serve.

Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe

Hope you enjoy.