easy + creamy macaroni and cheese

Easy + Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Let’s make some easy + creamy macaroni and cheese!

Look, I consider myself a mac and cheese connoisseur. I’ve dabbled with fancy macaroni and cheese, baked macaroni and cheese, crockpot macaroni and cheese (not a good one FYI), but when it comes to simple and delicious, this is my go-to recipe.

It’s super easy to throw together and makes a perfect side dish or main dish. It’s the macaroni and cheese recipe my kids always ask for and I’m not mad about it. Seriously so easy + creamy.

I love pairing this easy + creamy macaroni and cheese with grilled chicken and some veggies, but it’s also good as a meal all on its own! 10/10 recommend making this deliciously easy + creamy macaroni and cheese.


  • 1 pound mini shells pasta
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar-Jack
  • 8 ounces processed cheese, such as Velveeta, diced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Heat the milk and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the cheeses and stir until melted. Stir in the pepper, salt and seasoned salt.
  • Drain the pasta, and stir it into the cheese sauce.
  • Serve immediately.