Skillet Mac & Cheese Recipe
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Skillet Mac & Cheese Recipe

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You could use salt and pepper to taste, but we don't feel it needs it. This is so simple it seems almost too easy! You'll love it and want to fix it often. Kids really go for the rich cheesy flavor. —Ann Bowers, Rockport, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 599 calories, 37g fat (22g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein


  1. Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add cream; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
  3. Drain macaroni; add to cheese mixture. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Mac & Cheese in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p14

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2016

"This is how I have always made mine except I use whatever milk I have on hand. Add a half (or whole) can of Rotel tomatoes with green chile if you like a little heat. It is amazing."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

"This is pretty much how I make my mac and cheese. I use both Velveeta and cheddar. YUM!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2016

"This recipe is already a family staple. I wouldn't change a thing. It amazing how many people's comments got off-topic. If you have never had a recipe, don't comment on it. If you think it's not a healthy recipe, don't comment on it. No one needs your advice on how to eat. As many have said, this is a treat. Not an every day dish. EVERYTHING in moderation. Yes. I WOULD give it to my kids. Food is to enjoyed. Not feared."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"Very good, I used shredded cheese not velveeta though. It was delicious."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"I use this when i crave some comfort food but i also cut up strips of bacon and cook that in the oven so i can stir it in with the macaroni ;)"

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