Ditch the blue box and it’s endless ingredient list for this 20 minute, 9 ingredient REAL macaroni and cheese. Your kids are going to love it and you don’t have to worry about feeding them ingredients you can’t pronounce!
Depending on what brand of noodles you purchase, the cook time may vary slightly. I used these noodles and 10 minutes of simmering was perfect. If you find that your noodles are not quite done but your sauce is getting too thick, just add more half and half, veg stock or even milk.
Be sure to stir the mac and cheese every few minutes or so. This will ensure that the noodles don’t get stuck to the bottom and that they cook evenly.
Feel free to use other kinds of cheese! Mac and cheese isn’t just for kids and we make “adult versions” all the time. Try smoked gouda with crumbled bacon. Or freshly shredded Parmesan with steamed broccoli. Use this recipe as a blueprint and make it your own!
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