Craving for some mac and cheese while playing your favorite games? Here’s an easy and hassle-free recipe anyone at home can prepare — no oven needed. One comfort food a lot of people love is macaroni and cheese. It’s a simple pasta dish even inexperienced cooks can prepare. This easy recipe is as delicious as those you order in restaurants and fast food joints. In fact, this may be even better!
Homemade Mac and Cheese the Easiest Way
To whip up your own no-bake homemade macaroni and cheese, you will need the following:
- 2 cups of elbow macaroni noodles
- 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsps of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- parsley flakes
Step 1: Cook the elbow macaroni noodles
Set the stove to medium-high heat then boil water in a medium-sized pan.
Add 2 cups of elbow macaroni noodles. Cook in medium heat until firm to the bite. Place the noodles in a strainer and strain the water off then set aside.
Step 2: Prepare the milk and flour mixture
In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
Step 3: Add the milk
Pour 1/2 cup of milk into the bowl of all-purpose flour. Whisk until they are mixed. As much as possible, don’t leave chunks of flour and milk in the mixture.
Step 4: Cook the sauce
Get a saucepan and pour 1 cup of milk on it (don’t use the milk and flour mixture you prepared earlier). Turn the heat to medium and stir continuously.
It’s now time to add the milk and flour mixture. Reduce the heat to low and keep on stirring until it becomes thick and smooth. Next, turn the heat off then add 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. Mix well until it is creamy and gooey.
Step 5: Add the elbow macaroni noodles
Once the sauce is ready, pour in the cooked elbow macaroni noodles. Mix until the noodles are well-coated.
Step 6: Season with salt and pepper
Season your mac and cheese with salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Mix well.
You can garnish your macaroni and cheese with parsley flakes or any other herbs for additional flavor. Enjoy this cheesy, gooey mac and cheese for a more fun and satisfying game day!
If you’re looking for a homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe, check this out!
- If you want your mac and cheese dish to have a nice, savory taste, add fried bacon to it. Fry the bacon until it’s crisp. Cut it into small pieces then sprinkle them on top of the mac and cheese.
- You can also serve this no-bake mac and cheese with garlic bread or any other type of bread.
Check out this video tutorial below to see this no-bake mac and cheese recipe from TheCooknShare in action:
This no-bake macaroni and cheese recipe is by far the easiest and fastest one to make. It’s the perfect dish to whip up when you’re home and playing your favorite games. With only four main ingredients and a few easy steps, you can enjoy a tasty homemade macaroni and cheese. If you want more flavor, you can always add seasonings and extra toppings. I know a lot of mac and cheese recipes, but this one is guaranteed to be one of the best-tasting recipes out there!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 25, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.