This Parmesan cheese macaroni and cheese is one of our favorite dinnertime classics in my home. This Parmesan cheese sauce is creamy, nutty, and a great way to switch up your macaroni and cheese repertoire. Adults and kids alike will love this comforting dinnertime classic!
My kids love cheesy noodles. My two older sons have created their rating system for all varieties of mac and cheese and cheesy noodles they get to eat. The worst is from a restaurant that I will not name here. All boxed mac and cheese are pretty high on their rating spectrum, and the best mac and cheese, according to them, is Grandma Janet’s. Your family will love the flavor of this parmesan homemade mac and cheese recipe. You won’t ever go back to the boxed stuff after you realize how easy homemade mac and cheese is to make! All you need to do is quickly cook up this creamy parmesan cheese sauce and cook pasta.
When I made this batch of parmesan cheese sauce with al dente noodles, the kids told me that this was just as good as Grandma Janet’s mac and cheese, so I know we have a winner here.
This Parmesan Macaroni and Cheese sauce is such a classic comfort food!
Two cups of milk You can substitute heavy cream for a more decadent pasta sauce.
Two teaspoons of unsalted butter
One clove minced garlic. You can substitute garlic powder too
One tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup parmesan cheese.
Large elbow macaroni, or you can use another pasta shape like rotini, mini penne, or farfalle.
You can spice up this white cheese sauce if you like. Smoked paprika, spicy mustard, or extra garlic would taste great with this recipe!
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and saute.
- Add flour and whisk with the butter to make a roux.
- While whisking, add milk. Keep stirring until the sauce has thickened.
- Add salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. Reduce the heat and keep stirring while cheese sauce thickens.
- Cook and drain pasta. Place pasta back in the pot. Pour the parmesan cheese sauce mixture over your pasta.
Parmesan Cheese Sauce
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and saute.
Add flour and whisk with the butter to make a roux.
While whisking, add milk. Keep stirring until the sauce has thickened.
Add salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. Reduce heat and keep stirring while cheese sauce thickens.
Remove from heat and place on cooked pasta
This parmesan cheese sauce was delicious and a great meal to make for my kids. I will remember this sauce next time I want to top my broccoli, potatoes, or my breakfast casserole too!
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