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STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE

This classic macaroni and cheese is the perfect side dish.   It is creamy, cheesy comfort food at its best and ready in minutes.

No baking is required.  Every step of this Stove Top Mac and Cheese is made in the same pot.   If you are a busy mom and do not have time to bake mac and cheese, this recipe is for you.

You know kids of all ages love mac and cheese so why not give them what they enjoy in less time.  This mac and cheese is flavorful, creamy, and very cheesy.  Because you save time making this Stove Top Mac and Cheese, it is perfect for a weekday meal.

Kick Up This Stove Top Mac and Cheese

Add some chopped ham, meatballs, sausage, bacon, pesto, or even some spinach to turn this side dish into a meal.

STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE

First Step:  Butter and Flour

Melt butter in a large pot on medium-high heat.  Slowly whisk in flour until smooth without any lumps.

STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE

Second Step:  Milk

Slowly add the half-n-half and the milk while whisking it into the butter and flour mixture.   Bring the mixture to a boil.

STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE

Third Step:  Cheeses

Add all four types of cheese into the sauce mixture.   Keep stirring until the Mac & Cheese is smooth and creamy.

STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE

Fourth Step:  Pasta and Seasonings

Add macaroni, salt, dry mustard, garlic, onion, paprika, black pepper, and cook about ten minutes until pasta is tender.

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STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE

STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE


  • Author: Diane Roark
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: skillet
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 pound Penne or Elbow macaroni
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Colby
  • 8 ounces Velveeta, cubed

Instructions

  • Melt butter and whisk in flour until combined.
  • Slowly add in the milk while whisking it into the butter and flour.  Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Stir in all three kinds of cheese.
  • Keep stirring until the Mac & Cheese is smooth and creamy.
  • Add macaroni, salt, dry mustard, garlic, onion, paprika, black pepper, and cook about ten minutes until pasta is tender.

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3 thoughts on “STOVE TOP MAC AND CHEESE

  1. Hi Diane!
    Hope that you are doing well. This looks like a great recipe for mac & cheese! I was wondering, what kind of pot are you using?
    P.S. I’ve been voting for your ULTIMATE RICE AND EGGS BURRITO SMOTHERED WITH SAUSAGE GRAVY. It looks great! Best of luck with all your endeavors!

    • Susan,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me a comment on Recipes For Our Daily Bread. In most of my cooking, I use Gotham Steel pots. They are a sponsor of World Food Championships so I cook and bake with them when competing too. You can read all about it here. https://recipesforourdailybread.com/cookware-used-world-food-championships/

      I cannot thank you enough for voting for my Ultimate Rice and Eggs recipe on America’s Best Recipe contest. I enter a lot of recipe contest but this one is special to me because my dad fixed Rice and Eggs for us almost every morning. He also fixed sausage gravy on the weekends. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VOTING!
      Many blessings,
      Diane
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  2. My youngest could literally live on Mac and Cheese. Even at Disney, she pretty much ate it every night for dinner there. That said I have been trying to find a better homemade recipe version for some time now. So, excited and definitely going to give your recipe a try. Thanks, Diane and hoping you have had a great week so far 🙂

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