Real Food Mac and Cheese

Real Food Mac and Cheese

I have searched and searched for a great mac and cheese recipe for years and I have finally figured it out! Usually, I don’t like homemade mac and cheese because it is kind of pasty and not as creamy as I like. I don’t want to serve my kids (or myself) processed cheese food, I want to serve them real food ingredients. Every recipe I saw for using real cheeses called for you to make a roux with flour and butter, and then add liquid and make a sauce and melt the cheese into it. I just never liked it.

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A few weeks ago I decided to try one more time to make up something on my own. So I cooked some elbow noodles and got busy creating a sauce. I took some milk and heated it in a pan on the stove. I added a half a packet of cream cheese and a half a cup of sour cream and whisked it into the milk. Then I added shredded cheeses and seasonings. It turned out amazing. I super loved it! I used a mixture of the cheeses I had to work with including cheddar and mozzarella and a little bit of Parmesan. It was the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had and there are no chemicals involved. It was a win win.

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

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Real Food Mac and Cheese
Creamy, delicious mac and cheese with no chemicals.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound of elbow macaroni
  2. 4 oz. cream cheese
  3. ½ cup sour cream
  4. 1 ½ cups milk
  5. 3 T. butter
  6. 3 cups shredded cheese, 2 cups mozzarella, 1 cup cheddar
  7. ¾ tsp salt
  8. Grated Parmesan to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain. I like my pasta al dente.
  2. Pour milk into large saucepan and heat.
  3. When milk is starting to get warm, add butter, sour cream and cream cheese.
  4. Cook and stir on medium heat until incorporated.
  5. Add shredded cheese and cook stirring constantly.
  6. Add salt and pasta and stir to coat.
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Note: In this recipe, it calls for a total of three cups of shredded cheese total. Al dente means still firm, but not crunchy. Overcooked pasta is not pleasant. 

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10 comments

  1. Valerie says:

    This looks so incredibly good.

  2. Yay! This is one of my favorite mac and cheese recipes. One day I will bake it and see how this turns out. Ummmmmm. . . Just imagining! So glad you use all real food ingredients. You go girl!!

  3. Nicky says:

    This looks delicious. I hadn’t thought to add cream cheese. I bet it gives it a great texture

  4. Kayla says:

    I don’t usually like homemade mac and cheese either, but this sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

  5. Yummy!! I’m definitely pinning this 🙂 Mac N Cheese is one of my food groups 😉 so I’m always looking for new recipes to try! Can’t go wrong with cheese and pasta 😀

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