Home Appetizers & Sides Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

by

Super creamy and cheesy Stovetop Mac and Cheese. You are going to love this simple one pot recipe, plus it’s a hit with the kids! This awesome Macaroni and Cheese takes less than 20 minutes to make!

Mac and cheese is my kid’s all-time favorite food! I mean can you blame them, it’s so good! My littlest actually doesn’t really love pasta, he is my good eater and could eat fruits and veggies all day long!

If he does eat pasta though it has to be covered in cheese. My oldest, on the other hand, is more of a boy after my heart and loves pasta.

We both could eat it in about any form but covered in cheese is definitely our favorite way to eat it. If you love Mac and Cheese as much as we do then check out my other recipes next.

How to make Stove Top Mac and Cheese?

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese is a classic recipe that people have been making for years. This recipe is easy to make, and loaded with cheesy creamy goodness.

And as you all know, I love a great recipe that has easy clean up! So yes, this is another great one pot recipe you all will love!

Ingredients:

  • Elbow Macaroni
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk (just to taste)
  • Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

Step One – Cook macaroni according to box instructions. Drain and set aside.

  • Tip: Try to keep your noodles al dente as they will cook more once mixed in with the cheese.

Step Two – In a large saucepan melt butter on medium/low heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes.

Step Three – Slowly mix in milk and smooth. Add more or less milk to get the thickness of the sauce to how you like it.

Simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken still whisking occasionally.

Step Four – Slowly add in cheese about a cup at a time whisking and allowing to melt before adding more. Season cheese sauce with seasoning salt and pepper.

Add cooked macaroni to the saucepan and mix until well combined and all noodles are coated in cheese.

Step Five – Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Serve and enjoy!

What are the best cheeses for Mac and Cheese?

The best cheese for a Macaroni and Cheese honestly is a good Sharp Cheddar. That melted with milk and some salt and pepper makes creamy perfection. There are some other great cheeses for mac and cheese you can use as well!

  1. Cheddar Cheese is definitely the king of cheeses for Mac and Cheese.
  2. Gouda Cheese is a nice rich and classy cheese that melts great!
  3. Cream Cheese is a great addition to add some extra creaminess to your mac and cheese.
  4. Velveeta. While some people do not think Velveeta is a cheese worth using, it provides an almost perfect melt and coating of your noodles. Not to put him on the spot, but this is my husband’s favorite kind of mac and cheese.

Can I use bag shredded cheese for this recipe?

Bagged shredded cheese is not the best option for Macaroni and Cheese. B

agged shredded cheese usually has additives that help the shelf life of shredded cheese last longer.

You want to use a fresh Cheddar Cheese block and shred it yourself for the best cheese option.

If you tried this recipe or any of my recipes I would love to hear from you, leave me a comment below. You can also connect with me on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST, and YOUTUBE.

I would love for you to follow along and discover more amazing recipes.

Show me what you are making, tag us or use hashtag #TDOARH

 


 

 

 

Stove Top Mac and Cheese

Jennie Duncan

Super creamy and cheesy Stovetop Mac and Cheese. You are going to love this simple one pot recipe, plus it's a hit with the kids! This awesome Macaroni and Cheese takes less than 20 minutes to make!

5 from 1 vote
Print Recipe
Pin Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Course Main Course, Side
Cuisine American

Servings 8 servings
Calories 652 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 1 pound Elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup Butter
  • cup Flour
  • 5 cups Milk more or less to taste)
  • 4 cups Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

 

  • Cook macaroni according to box instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan melt butter on medium/low heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly mix in milk and smooth. Add more or less milk to get the thickness of the sauce to how you like it. Simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken still whisking occasionally.
  • Slowly add in cheese about a cup at a time whisking and allowing to melt before adding more. Season cheese sauce with seasoning salt and pepper. Add cooked macaroni to the saucepan and mix until well combined and all noodles are coated in cheese.
  • Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Tip: Try to keep your noodles al dente as they will cook more once mixed in with the cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 652kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 27gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 667mgPotassium: 389mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1168IUCalcium: 595mgIron: 1mg

Keyword mac and cheese, Stove Top Mac and Cheese, Stovetop Mac and Cheese, Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

You may also like

Leave a Comment