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Madeline's Mac and Cheese

a simple macaroni and cheese recipe that we make weekly!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Cost: $5


  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese


  • In a medium sauce pan, bring water to a boil and boil noodles according to box instructions. I usually boil one minute LESS than box states.
  • Drain noodles and keep in colander.
  • In the same sauce pan, add the unsalted butter and flour and turn fire to medium-low, whisking every few seconds for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture turns golden.
  • Add in the milk, whisking constantly and then add in the sour cream.
  • Add in the salt, pepper, and garlic powder and continue to whisk until the mixture is fully incorporated.
  • Let cook on medium-low heat until the mixture slightly thickens but does NOT boil - about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the cheddar cheese and stir gently until cheese has completely melted.
  • Add in the cooked macaroni noodles and stir to combine.
  • Cover completely and let sit with the fire turned completely OFF for 5 minutes.
  • Give it another stir and then enjoy!!