People have gone crazy for this simple six-ingredient MAC ‘N’ CHEESE


  1. 1 lb. cavatappi pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  2. ½ c. butter
  3. ½ c. flour
  4. 4 c. milk
  5. 6 c. freshly shredded sharp or white Cheddar
  6. 1 T. salt
  7. up to 1 T. pepper
  8. 2 T. butter
  9. ½ c. panko bread crumbs


  1. Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle in flour and whisk and cook 2-3 minutes. Add in salt and pepper.
  4. Slowly pour in 4 c. milk whisking until smooth and heating to a low boil until thickened.
  5. Do not stop until thick. Remove from heat.
  6. Grease a 9×13″ baking dish and add the hot pasta to the dish.
  7. Over the top sprinkle 6 c. of freshly shredded cheese.
  8. Pour the thickened cream sauce over the hot pasta and cheese and let it sit until the cheese melts. Stir everything together.
  9. Melt 2 T. butter over medium heat.
  10. Add in panko bread crumbs, stirring constantly 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Pour over the mac and cheese.
  12. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven 12-15 minutes.