Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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When I was a girl, Mama used Texas Longhorn cheese in this recipe. After it melted all over the macaroni, I loved to dig in and see how many strings of cheese would follow my spoonful. —Imogene Hutton, Brownwood, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 388 calories, 22 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  2. Stir in cheese until melted. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir to coat. If desired, sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese in Reminisce Extra October 1994, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 388 calories, 22 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 542 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"Too much flour. Ok for kids I guess but adults should expect more. And what ever became of Longhorn cheese?"

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"This will not be made at our house again!! I wanted to make it into a meal so I added broccoli and ham cubes into the Macaroni and Cheese. I made it exactly as written but it was completely tasteless and super pasty and thick. The broccoli and ham were the only things with any flavor. We ended up throwing it in the garbage after dinner. It was nothing like the picture and was highly disappointing!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Boxed mac and cheese dinners are easier and have about as much taste."

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"There was absolutely no flavor to this recipe. Too much flour taste. Not recommended."

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Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"I really like this recipes, it's quick, easy, and tastes so good... too good. I plan on making this again, maybe with swiss, or pepperjack cheese!"

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