Macaroni, butter, milk, and cheese equal a fabulous stovetop mac and cheese. Easy to pull together and so beyond creamy!

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 Tbs. butter
  • 4 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1 (10 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • Coarse salt


  1. Boil pasta in a medium pot until al dente, then drain in a colander.
  2. Back in the pot, melt 4 Tbs. butter until foamy, then add the flour. Whisk until the mix starts to turn a golden brown, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Slowly pour in the evaporated milk, whisking as it thickens. Then slowly add the regular milk, along with the mustard.
  4. Season with a pinch of salt, and keep whisking until the sauce is a little thicker. Add cheese and continue to stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce, stir to coat, and salt to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.

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  1. Georgia Saville said:

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