Easy No-Bake Mac and Cheese

Yield: 4 cups
Serves: 4 adults


  • ½ pound uncooked macaroni (2 cups)
  • 1 ½ cups low-fat (1% or less) milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Dash of pepper
  • 8 ounces shredded low-fat sharp cheddar cheese (2 cups)



Bold steps are great for children to help out!

  1. Follow package directions to cook macaroni.
  2. Using a fork, blend flour and low-fat milk in a small mixing bowl until flour can no longer be seen and there are no lumps.
  3. Heat milk and flour mixture in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to bubble.
  4. Continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low and add pepper and shredded cheese.
  6. Stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir cheese sauce and cooked macaroni together until blended.
  8. Enjoy!


Reprinted with permission from the Child and Adult Care Food Program