How to Make Mac and Cheese With Shredded Cheese

Charlotte Daniels

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Welcome to this tutorial on how to make delicious mac and cheese using shredded cheese!


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)


Cook the Macaroni:

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Melt the Butter:

In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Make sure not to brown it.

Add Flour and Stir:

Add the flour to the melted butter and stir until well combined. Cook for about a minute to remove the raw flour taste.

Add Milk Gradually:

Slowly pour in the milk while stirring continuously. This will prevent lumps from forming.

Cook until Thickened:

Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and comes to a simmer.

Add Cheese and Seasoning:

Add the shredded cheese gradually, stirring until melted and smooth. Season with salt and black pepper according to your taste.

Combine Macaroni and Cheese Sauce:

Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until well coated.

Serve and Enjoy:

Transfer the mac and cheese to serving bowls or plates. For added flavor, you can top it with breadcrumbs or additional shredded cheese. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade mac and cheese!

With this simple recipe, you can make a classic comfort food that will surely satisfy your cravings. Experiment with different types of shredded cheese to create unique flavors. So go ahead, grab your ingredients, and get ready to indulge in a bowl of cheesy goodness!

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