Four-ish Ingredient Recipe- Shut The Front Door Mac and Cheese

There are just no words to fully describe the absolutely amazing taste of this macaroni and cheese.
But those awesome southerners have amazing ways of describing things.
Know how I know?
Pinterest.For example:Shut the front door = shut up! or no way!! or get outta town!!Slap your mama is one of my favorites but I’m not sure that means something good.
And I love my mama so I would never slap her.
On purpose.
I was organizing the basement last week and found a cookbook from Annie’s preschool:

 

Mac and Cheese recipe
I totally forgot about this recipe.
I loved this mac and cheese.
It is the best homemade mac and cheese recipe I have ever made.
Want to know why?
Because it has a cheese sauce that covers all of the noodles.
Sometimes when you make homemade mac and cheese and you use cubed cheese, you get some noodles without any cheese on them.

Well, that just isn’t right!

It’s called Mac and Cheese for a reason!
Not just Mac.
That would just be silly.
As is this dialogue.
Anyway, this is an amazing recipe and it has four-ish ingredients AND I bet you have most if not all of the ingredients sitting in your kitchen now.

Shut the Front Door Mac and Cheese

or

Mac and Cheese That Will Make Your Pile O’ Laundry Go Away

It won’t but it tastes so good, you won’t care if you have a pile of laundry.
Mac and Cheese
1-2.5 cups of elbow macaroni 
2 C. milk ( the original recipe calls for whole milk. I used low-fat and it was still really good)
6-8 slices DELI American cheese (only the deli style, not regular cheese slices. I used Kraft deli slices but you could also go to your grocery deli)
(Oh and use all 8 slices) 
2 Tbsp. flour
 
1 cube of chicken bouillon
Boil the elbow macaroni.
Then while that is boiling away do the following:
Heat the milk, bouillon, a dash of salt and the flour.
Use a whisk to make sure you break down the flour.
Let it slightly boil (you want it to thicken).
Then add the cheese slices.
Stir until it all melts.
Once you’ve boiled the macaroni and drained it, pour the cheese sauce over the noodles.
I will not be held responsible for what this will do to your diet.

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Shut The Front Door Macaroni and Cheese
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 1-2.5 cups of elbow macaroni
  • 2 C. milk
  • 6-8 slices DELI American cheese (only the deli style, not regular cheese slices. I used Kraft deli slices but you could also go to your grocery deli)
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cube of chicken bouillon
Instructions
  1. Boil the elbow macaroni.
  2. Then while that is boiling away do the following:
  3. Heat the milk, bouillon, a dash of salt and the flour.
  4. Use a whisk to make sure you break down the flour.
  5. Let it slightly boil (you want it to thicken).
  6. Then add the cheese slices.
  7. Stir until it all melts.
  8. Once you've boiled the macaroni and drained it, pour the cheese sauce over the noodles.

 

17 thoughts on “Four-ish Ingredient Recipe- Shut The Front Door Mac and Cheese

  1. Richella

    REALLY? It's that simple? I have a macaroni and cheese recipe that I just love, but it's not simple. It involves making a roux and cubing cheese and. . . you get the idea. I need to give this one a try!

  2. Leslie

    Love me some mac & cheese! This recipe really does look so easy and good!! I love that gooey cheesiness and that style of pasta, too! Thanks for sharing! Coming from Weekend Potluck.
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  3. Becca Acker

    This sounds really good. I'm sure the chicken bouillon adds a good flavor.
    Found your yummy post via Six Sisters' Stuff. 🙂

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  4. Mariel

    Yum! Nice and easy too, just the way I like it. I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says…' today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The 'Your Great Idea' link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

  5. Jan

    Hi! I'm all for easy recipes, but I do not understand the large discrepancy between 1 cup of macaroni and 2.5 cups of macaroni. Wha is that all about? With no adjustment of milk or cheese? I do not get it!

  6. Jan

    Hi Kari,

    Thanks for responding. Sorry about not putting a link back or – not sure. I can't say this is exactly new to me since I've maintained a different blog on a totally unrelated subject since April 2007, but very rarely does this kind of thing come up with links-back and stuff. Guess I'm still a blogger baby when it comes down to it. I will try your suggestion of 2.5 cups and – doh – American cheese! Not the Kraft food product "cheese"!!!

  7. Judy

    That looks super simple and yummy. I would love for you to link this up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.