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My go to mac and cheese recipe. This is so good and easy and I always have the ingredients on hand.

World’s Best Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Course Main Course
This is hands down the best mac and cheese recipe. So quick and easy and no strange ingredients. Simple and delicious!


  • 4 ounces pasta small elbows or shells are my favorite
  • 2 TBS Salted butter
  • 2 TBS All purpose flour
  • 1 C Milk
  • 1-2 ounce Havarti I use sliced cheese I have on hand
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C Colby Jack Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • dash of grated nutmeg
  • dash of powdered onion


  • Boil the pasta.
  • When done drain making sure to reserve 1/2 C of the pasta water.
  • In a separate pan large enough to hold all the pasta (I use a wok) melt the butter and combine with flour.
  • Cook over medium heat for a minute or two.
  • Slowly whisk in milk and cook while it thickens.
  • Add in remaining ingredients. Taste and add any additional cheese or seasoning to suit your preference.
  • Stir in drained pasta.


If you want your sauce a little thinner add in some of the reserved water. I usually add at least 1/4 C since the sauce will thicken up as it cools and I prefer a saucier mac and cheese.
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