Homemade macaroni and cheese on a blue plate.

Quickest Macaroni and Cheese Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


A homemade macaroni and cheese sauce recipe that’s ready in 5 minutes. It’s super cheesy and delicious!


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  • 3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups cold milk


  1. Measure cheddar into blender. Sprinkle with flour and salt.
  2. Put lid on blender and shake to disperse flour.
  3. Add milk and pulse until well blended. The cheese will be grainy.
  4. Transfer to microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time, until very thick and hot, 3-4 minutes.
  5. Stir well to make it smooth.

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This makes enough sauce to coat 1 pound of uncooked elbow macaroni pasta. Cook according to package directions and then drain before mixing with the hot cheese sauce.