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Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Points® value
Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
This quick, stovetop version of mac and cheese is destined to become a family favourite. It's as satisfying and tasty as it is easy to make.


Uncooked pasta

12 oz, elbow macaroni or other small shape (about 3 cups)

Table salt

tsp(s), for pasta cooking water

Fat-free skim milk

2 cup(s)

All-purpose flour

¼ cup(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp(s)

Onion powder

¾ tsp(s)

Low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup(s), sharp-variety

Hot pepper sauce

tsp(s), or more to taste


  1. Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, while pasta cooks, in a large saucepan, whisk together milk, flour, salt and onion powder until blended.* Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat and whisk in cheese and hot sauce. Add sauce to pasta; toss to mix and coat. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


*Add red pepper flakes and freshly ground black pepper with the salt and onion powder, if desired.