Simple Mac & Cheese

Simple Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Ken Wallich

Make it from scratch, it’s just as easy…

Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup small elbow macaroni (or buy some fun bite-sized pasta)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I’m a huge fan of Tillamook extra sharp cheddar)
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup milk (can be 1% or 2% or whole)
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot
  • Add salt and pasta
  • Stir occasionally for 8-10 minutes, until pasta is soft, but firm
  • Drain water and return pasta to pot
  • Turn heat down to low
  • Add butter, milk and cheese
  • Stir until all the ingredients are melted, and all the pasta is fully coated
  • Serve it up! Or…
  • Put Mac & Cheese in a baking dish, top with another handful or two of cheese, and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until top is crispy.