Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Paprika, optional
- 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.
- Stir in cheese until melted. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir to coat. If desired, sprinkle with paprika.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 388 calories, 22g fat (15g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.
Dec 4, 2019
I just used cheese I had leftover from a cheese platter and it turned out fine. Not as fancy as some other recipes, but quick and easy for a weeknight dinner.
Nov 7, 2019
Something went wrong when they translated this recipe to the new web format. There's no cheese! The mac n cheese recipe doesn't say how much cheese. I've made the recipe before and it was great but now I can't.
Sep 12, 2019
Super easy and quite tasty. Even better the next day.
Sep 12, 2019
Didn’t want to put the oven on since it’s a very hot day so I looked up recipes for stove top Mac n cheese. Made it exactly as stated. We all loved it!
May 17, 2019
I made this but I used a 16 oz package of elbows and I am glad I did, the sauce would have been too abundant with just 7 oz of dry pasta. I didn't have whole milk so I subbed a 12 oz. can of evaporated milk and added 4 oz of skim milk to make 2 cups. This was delish!
May 7, 2019
Very easy! I used whipping cream and milk. I used a Mexican blend of shredded cheese and two slices of smoked gouda. Then i added onion powder and garlic powder. For protein, i added shredded imitation crab and served it with broccoli. I'd definitely make this again. I love how you can use any kind of cheese on hand
Dec 13, 2018
I need the recipe exactly as stated. Very easy. Flavor, meh. which I believe was partly my fault as I used unsalted butter however I did use the amount of salt suggested in the recipe. Once everything was mixed together I put salt and pepper on top and it tasted fine. This is a good basic recipe to play around with. I definitely also suggest using a pound or more elbows which I did. Lots of left overs.
Oct 6, 2018
Made this as written, with no paprika, per DSO's request. Instead of using more macaroni, as others had noted there would be plenty of sauce, I added 8 oz cooked ground chicken. I sprinkled my serving with Red Robin seasoning (love that stuff!) It was delicious! Quick and easy....two of my favorite words when it comes to recipes!
Jul 3, 2018
On a very hot day when I still want to cook a hot dinner? Stovetop mac n cheese is quick, easy and satisfying. Served with a nice green vegetable and cool tomato/cucumber salad. Also good when I have “nothing in the house” for dinner.
Feb 5, 2018
I’ve probably made this a dozen or so times since I first found it. Delicious and so easy. Get lots of compliments. I always make a full 16 oz pkg of rotini noodles. Recipe makes plenty sauce for a full pound. I like the rotini noodles. The cheese sauce clings so we’ll. I didn’t even realize the recipe called for only 7 ounces. Make a full pound! I also added 1/2 tsp of dried mustard. Very good recipe. Kids and adults both love it. Enjoy!