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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

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This stuff is so good it won first prize at our neighborhood chili cook-off in 2013. True Story.

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Megan


  • 3 cups elbow macaroni pasta dry
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion minced
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 1/4 cups cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the onions in the butter until tender and transluscent.
  • Mix in the flour to form a paste. Pour in half of the milk and whisk until well combined with a wire whisk. Add the rest of the milk and continue to stir until the mixture begins to bubble.
  • At this point, remove from the heat and add the shredded cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Season with salt and pepper.


When I have pureed butternut squash in the freezer, I prefer making our mac and cheese this way.

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