Macaroni With Cream Sauce Recipe

Linda Johnson Larsen
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Ingredients for Macaroni With Cream Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) box elbow macaroni


  1. Put a large pot of water on high heat and wait for it to boil.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the butter and flour in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture bubbles.
  3. Add the milk, cream, and salt and stir with a wire whisk to incorporate.
  4. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring frequently, until it starts to simmer.
  5. When the water comes to a boil, add the macaroni and cook until al dente according to the package directions. This should take about 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Drain the macaroni in a colander in the sink and add to the cream sauce.
  7. Cook and stir for a few minutes.
  8. You can serve this as is, or pour the mixture into a baking dish. Broil until the top starts to brown.

Serves 6 to 8

Variations and Tips

  • A wire whisk is necessary for this recipe. If you don't use one, the sauce may be lumpy.
  • You can add grated cheese to this recipe if you'd like. Add about 1-1/2 cups grated Colby, Swiss, or Cheddar.
Macaroni With Cream Sauce Recipe