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Mac 'N' Cheese Recipe Easy Enough For Kids to Make

Updated on May 9, 2011
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Whitney loves baking, grilling, smoking and cooking just about anything anyway.

Macaroni and Cheese

The world's famous comfort food. Besides chocolate, ice cream, cake icing, and a few other sweets, Mac and Cheese, is a pretty good comfort food.

You can open up a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese, cook up some Velveta Macaroni and Cheese, or make your own homemade macaroni and cheese.

I vote plan C. Make your own!

The is a quick recipe that takes about 15 minutes of preparation time, so it works when you want a quick macaroni and cheese snack. Plus, it sure beats the microwaveable mac & cheese.

Ingredients and Utensils


1 onion

6 ounces of American cheese slices

2 cups of corkscrew macaroni or elbow macaroni

1/2 cup of skim milk

Dash of pepper


  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Measuring cup
  • Large saucepan
  • Colander
  • Hot pads
  • Stirring spoon


On the cutting board, cut the onion into very small pieces, that should equal to about 1/2 cup. Set aside.

Tear the cheese sliced into small bite- sized pieces. Set aside.

Cook the macaroni in the saucepan, following the normal directions of cooking noodles, except, you're going to add in the cut onions to the water so that they cook together. When the macaroni is fully cooked to your liking, turn off the burner and remove the saucepan from the heat.

Place the colander in the sink and carefully pour the macaroni into the colander in order to drain the water.

Return the warm macaroni/ onion mix to the saucepan, and using the stirring spoon, mix in the cheese bites. Stir in the milk, and pepper, as well.

Put the saucepan back on the burn on medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, and then remove the pan from the heat.

Serve and eat.

Nutritional Facts per Serving

A serving is about 3/4 a cup.

Calories: 412

Total fat: 19 g

Saturated fat: 11 g

Cholesterol: 55 g

Sodium: 833 mg

Carbohydrate: 70 g

Fiber: 1 g

Protein: 20 g

Low Fat Macaroni & Cheese


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      7 years ago

      tasets good

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      K Pro 

      7 years ago

      Thislooks pretty difficult to make i must say. What i want to know is how long in total it takes to cook?

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      8 years ago

      This Mac 'N' Cheese was disgusting!!!! Blergh!!!!

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      8 years ago from Georgia

      Any slice cheese is fine.

      In America, we just have a type of cheese called 'American Cheese.' It's an option right next to Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, etc.

      Would you think that Swiss cheese is magical? If not, then why be so rude about American cheese?

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      8 years ago

      "American cheese slices"? Will cheese slices without a nationality, bought in England be okay too? Or is the cheese in American magical?

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      macc n cheeseyy 

      8 years ago

      yummy i had it for afternoon tea with my bro and he liked it alot aswell it was really yummayy


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