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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 bowls


  • 1 pound large seas shells pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter


  • Make pasta according to package, drain and set aside.
  • In a medium size sauce pan, add the milk and cook until simmering, making sure to stir constantly so it doesn't burn on the bottom. Whisk in flour one tablespoon at a time. Whisk until no lumps remain and milk begins to thicken.
  • Stir in salt and ground mustard. Add in cheese, one cup at a time. Make sure cheese is melted and incorporated before adding the remaining cups of cheese. Stir in the butter.
  • Stir to incorporate all ingredients until smooth and let cheese mixture bubble a little.
  • Pour cheese mixture over pasta and stir to coat. Add any additional salt if needed.
  • Serve and enjoy!