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Four-ish Ingredient Recipe- Shut The Front Door Mac and Cheese

There are just no words to fully describe the absolutely amazing taste of this macaroni and cheese.

But those southerners have ways of describing things.
Know how I know?

For example: Shut the front door = shut up! Or no way!! or get outta town!!


Slap your mama is one of my favorites, but I’m not sure that means something good.
And I love my mama so I would never slap her.
On purpose.
I was organizing the basement last week and found a cookbook from Annie’s preschool:


Mac and Cheese recipe
I loved this mac and cheese.
It is the best homemade mac and cheese recipe I have ever made.
Want to know why?
Because it has a cheese sauce that covers all the noodles.
Sometimes when you make homemade mac and cheese and you use cubed cheese, you get some noodles with no cheese on them.

Well, that just isn’t right.

It’s called Mac and Cheese for a reason.
Not just Mac.
That would just be silly.
As is this dialogue?
Anyway, this is an amazing recipe, and it has four-ish ingredients AND I bet you have most if not all the ingredients sitting in your kitchen now.

Shut the Front Door Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese
1-2.5 cups of elbow macaroni 
2 C. milk ( the original recipe calls for whole milk. I use low fat and it was still fantastic)
6-8 slices DELI American cheese (only the deli-style, not regular cheese slices. I used Kraft deli slices, but you could also go to your grocery deli)
(Oh and use all 8 slices) 
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cube of chicken bouillon
Boil the elbow macaroni.
Then while that is boiling away, do:
Heat the milk, bouillon, a dash of salt, and flour.
Use a whisk to make sure you break down the flour.
Let it slightly boil (you want it to thicken).
Then add the cheese slices.
Stir until it all melts.
Once you’ve boiled the macaroni and drained it, pour the cheese sauce over the noodles.

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17 thoughts on “Four-ish Ingredient Recipe- Shut The Front Door Mac and Cheese”

  1. REALLY? It's that simple? I have a macaroni and cheese recipe that I just love, but it's not simple. It involves making a roux and cubing cheese and. . . you get the idea. I need to give this one a try!


  2. Love me some mac & cheese! This recipe really does look so easy and good!! I love that gooey cheesiness and that style of pasta, too! Thanks for sharing! Coming from Weekend Potluck. Blessings,Leslie


  3. well – I LOVE me some mac and cheese – and yes – I will eat way too much – but I promise not to old you responsible


  4. This sounds really good. I'm sure the chicken bouillon adds a good flavor.Found your yummy post via Six Sisters' Stuff. :)


  5. Yum! Nice and easy too, just the way I like it. I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says…' today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The 'Your Great Idea' link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there!


  6. Hubby likes good ok Mac and cheese so we will try this. Pinning!<3 Christina at I Gotta Create! Wildly Original linky party is open


  7. Hi! I'm all for easy recipes, but I do not understand the large discrepancy between 1 cup of macaroni and 2.5 cups of macaroni. Wha is that all about? With no adjustment of milk or cheese? I do not get it!


  8. Hi Kari,Thanks for responding. Sorry about not putting a link back or – not sure. I can't say this is exactly new to me since I've maintained a different blog on a totally unrelated subject since April 2007, but very rarely does this kind of thing come up with links-back and stuff. Guess I'm still a blogger baby when it comes down to it. I will try your suggestion of 2.5 cups and – doh – American cheese! Not the Kraft food product "cheese"!!!


  9. That looks super simple and yummy. I would love for you to link this up to my Fall into Fall party that opens tonight at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.


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