Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese – Hiland Dairy

Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe and image compliments of Milk Life.

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  • Prep Time
    10 Minutes

  • Cook Time
    20 Minutes

  • Servings


  • 12 ounces small pasta noodles like elbows or shells
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Hiland Dairy Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Hiland Dairy Lowfat Milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups Hiland Dairy Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper (optional)
  • Parsley (optional)
  • Pair each serving with: 8-ounce glass of Hiland Dairy Milk


  • Add pasta to a pot of boiling salted water, boil until tender, then drain and rinse with cold water. Toss pasta with olive oil and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour. Very gradually whisk in 2 cups milk until smooth and creamy. Stir in garlic powder.
  • Stir in cheese until completely melted and fully incorporated. Add a little milk if needed (up to 1/2 cup) to thin the sauce of it is too thick for your liking. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in cooked pasta, garnish with cracked black pepper and chopped parsley, if desired, and serve alongside a glass of milk.

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