mac and cheese

The Best Mac and Cheese Recipe

This is truly the best mac and cheese recipe on the internet! It’s made with a homemade cheese sauce, macaroni noodles, and a little hot sauce as our secret ingredient!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 40 minutes
Fat 17 Carbs 67 Protein 12
Yield 6


  • 1 lb. macaroni noodles
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2 % milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 12 tablespoons buffalo hot sauce (we used Franks)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the uncooked macaroni noodles and salt to the water and stir.
  2. Let pasta cook until al dente. Strain noodles and set aside.
  3. Next, prepare a roux by heating a large pot or dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add butter.
  4. When the butter is melted add flour and whisk until the butter and flour form a crumble.
  5. Slowly add milk to the pot, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk the roux over medium/high heat for about 4-6 minutes or until the roux thickens.
  6. When the roux is thick, remove from heat and add the cheddar cheese. Whisk until the cheese has melted.
  7. Add granulated garlic, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Mix well.
  8. Finally, add the cooked macaroni noodles to the cheese sauce and mix until the noodles are covered in cheese sauce.
  9. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe Calories: 474 Sugar: 7 Sodium: 1139 Fat: 17 Carbohydrates: 67 Fiber: 1 Protein: 12 Cholesterol: 194
Author: Linley RichterCategory: PastaMethod: Stove TopCuisine: American

Keywords: mac and cheese