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Creamy and Comforting: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

| July 18, 2014 | 18 Comments

Even in the heat of summer, there come days that call for a big glass of wine and some comfort food – and I had one last Friday.

I can’t pinpoint what the problem was, exactly, but I spent my entire afternoon dreaming about curling up with a delicious bowl of homemade macaroni and cheese. This quick and absurdly easy recipe is delicious and so easily customizable, you’re sure to be able to tweak it to your tastes and needs. For a gluten free option, you could swap in gluten-free noodles or even cauliflower!



Creamy and Comforting: Homemade Macaroni and Cheese


  • 2 Cups Milk (I use fat-free)
  • 1 Cup Macaroni Noodles, uncooked
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1.5 Cups Shredded Cheese (I use Tex Mex and Old Cheddar)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Frank's Red Hot Sauce or Cayenne Pepper to taste (Optional)


  1. This is an easy, one-pot, no-drain recipe!
  2. Pour milk and dry, uncooked macaroni noodles into a medium sauce pan and set on medium. Stir regularly. Cook noodles to desired softness, and reduce heat. Add butter and stir well. You should still have a fair amount of milk left. If your noodles are looking a little dry, feel free to add more.
  3. While noodles are cooking, chop or shred cheese (unless you're like me and buy shredded!) about 1.5 cups of cheese.
  4. Slowly add cheese to pot, stirring regularly. When all cheese has been added, stir until all noodles are well-covered and allow to thicken if runny. At this time, you may choose to add Frank's Red Hot Sauce, Cayenne Pepper or any other seasonings.
  5. Serve up, and top with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Enjoy!

Easy, right? Yum!


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Ashley is a single mum, blogger, Twitter addict, public relations professional and beauty-product junkie. Shoes are her best friend. Currently living in Halifax, NS, Ashley spends her days between two offices, playing trains and writing about the ins and outs of single motherhood, divorce, and being a twenty-something in this big old world. She's still deciding what she wants to be when she grows up, over many cups of coffee and the occasional (big) glass of wine. Author's website.

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  1. Judy Cowan says:

    Thanks for the recipe, never heard of cooking the macaroni in the milk before so I will have to give it a try!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    I love homemade mac and cheese! This one sounds so creamy!

  3. cbrazil says:

    This looks so yummy! Does it reheat well?

    • Li'l Ms Write says:

      I’ve not tried to reheat it, but I would think you’d have to add a bit of liquid as it does become quite thick after sitting for a while. 🙂

  4. kathy downey says:

    thanks for the recipe,my hubby will love this

  5. KD says:

    Mmm…now I’m thinking about cauliflower and cheese!

  6. kristen visser says:

    oh that looks so good!! my daughter is such a big fan of mac and cheese..she is such a picky eater but absolutely loves that! i gotta give this a much better then store bought

  7. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    This is one of my favorite foods!

  8. Laurie P says:

    I’ve never made my own mac’n cheese…looks tasty!

  9. VMChick says:

    I am excited to try this! I am always searching for a good and easy homemade mac n cheese recipe. thanks 🙂

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandchildren just love Macaroni and Cheese, I can always make them happy with that as a meal 🙂

  11. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    sounds really tasty we like alittle kick to our food.

  12. kathy downey says:

    I remember my grandmama making this,it was so good

  13. EvelynG says:

    My daughter loves Mac N Cheese. This recipe looks so easy, I will have to try it!

  14. kathy downey says:

    My grandchildren just love Macaroni and Cheese,will try this soon

  15. Treen Goodwin says:

    sound yummy , my kids would love this , def be trying this out hanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  16. kathy downey says:

    Yummy…this is one of my favorite foods!

  17. kathy downey says:

    Last day of feasting Turkey tomorrow and then back to the slow cooker to make this !!

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