White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Smooth, creamy, and incredibly cheesy! My favorite simple macaroni and cheese. 

Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 lb. pasta elbows or similar shape
  • 4 Tb. butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half n half
  • 1 tsp. Salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper or to taste
  • 8 oz. white cheddar grated


  1. Cook your pasta according to package instructions. Make sure to add plenty of salt to your cooking water. Drain pasta and return empty pot to stove.
  2. Over medium heat, melt butter, then stir in flour.
  3. Add milk and half n half, stirring frequently.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Once sauce has thickened, about 3-5 minutes, reduce heat to low and stir in cheddar until fully incorporated. Taste and add more salt, ½ tsp. at a time, if necessary.
  6. Remove from heat and gently stir pasta into the sauce. Serve immediately.