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mac and cheese
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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 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 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
  • 1-2 tablespoons buffalo hot sauce we used Franks


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the uncooked macaroni noodles and salt to the water and stir.
  • Let pasta cook until al dente. Strain noodles and set aside.
  • Next, prepare a roux by heating a large pot or dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add butter.
  • When the butter is melted add flour and whisk until the butter and flour form a crumble.
  • 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.
  • When the roux is thick, remove from heat and add the cheddar cheese. Whisk until the cheese has melted.
  • Add granulated garlic, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Mix well.
  • Finally, add the cooked macaroni noodles to the cheese sauce and mix until the noodles are covered in cheese sauce.
  • Enjoy immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g