Homemade mac and cheese

Homemade mac and cheese

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: 4-6 People

Try this simple recipe for homemade mac and cheese, your kids will love it!


  • 10-ounces whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 4-ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4-ounces gouda cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Freshly grated black pepper to taste


  1. Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted, boiling water according to package directions for al dente (cooked through but still firm to the bite). Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine cheeses and set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, swirling pan occasionally. Whisk in the flour.
  3. Slowly add milk to the butter mixture, while continually whisking until the mixture is smooth. Add cheese, continuing to whisk, until a smooth sauce forms. Whisk in the lemon juice.
  4. Add macaroni and stir to coat. Season with black pepper and serve hot.