The Ultimate Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe!
After many tries and many different recipes, I have finally found the ultimate creamy macaroni and cheese recipe! It is so easy to make and absolutely delicious!
  • 16 ounces pasta (any shape)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup half & half
  • ½ cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package, drain and set aside. Be careful not to overcook it. I actually prefer it al dente, which means firm to the bite. You can achieve this by under-cooking the pasta by a couple of minutes.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the butter and flour over medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. You want this to be smooth and golden brown in color.
  3. Slowly add the milk to the flour/butter mixture, whisking constantly. Continue cooking and whisking over medium heat until the mixture becomes thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Add the half and half and heat for one minute longer.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add all of the cheese ½ cup at a time, stirring slowly and constantly with a wooden spoon.
  5. Taste the cheese sauce and add salt and pepper to your liking.
  6. Mix in the pasta, stir to thoroughly combine and serve immediately.
Recipe by Moms Need To Know ™ at