Easy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Easy Macaroni and Cheese on the Stove will be ready for dinner in 30 minutes or less!


– 1 pound uncooked pasta shells
 – 4 cups whole milk
 – 8 Tablespoon unsalted butter
 – 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
 – 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 11 minutes. Drain and reserve pasta.

Step 1

Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until simmering, then put aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat. After the butter melts, stir in the flour and cook, whisking continually, until light brown and toasted-smelling, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Take the pot off the heat and carefully whisk the warm milk into the flour. Never stop whisking to avoid lumps. (The mixture will thicken and thin until smooth.)

Step 4

Return the pot to medium-high heat and whisk the mixture until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes. Salt and pepper the mixture and lower the heat to medium. 

Step 5

Melt cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and smooth the cheese sauce. Stir in the spaghetti and heat until warmed through. Serve now.

Step 6


– Calories: 844kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 73g,  – Protein: 36g,  – Fat: 44g,  – Saturated Fat: 27g,  – Cholesterol: 127mg,  – Sodium: 825mg,  – Potassium: 465mg,  – Fiber: 2g,  – Sugar: 10g,  – Vitamin A: 1425IU,  – Calcium: 809mg,  – Iron: 2mg

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