This macaroni and cheese is one of my dad’s specialties. It’s a little different approach, using the microwave to make a creamy sauce.


  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Pepper to taste


  • Cook macaroni according to package instructions
  • While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in 2-quart dish; stir in flour and add pepper to taste; stir until it makes a paste
  • Slowly add milk to paste mixture, stirring constantly
  • Microwave mixture uncovered on high 4 minutes
  • Stir well, then microwave 1 more minute on high (should start to thicken and have a few lumps)
  • Stir well then microwave 1 final minute on high
  • Add shredded cheese to mixture then add noodles; stir well
  • Cover and microwave 12 minutes at 50% power