Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

August 28, 2017
Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese from Table for Seven: Tired of the boxed version? Give this classic stove top version a try!

Tired of the boxed version? Give this homemade stove top version a try instead!
Today, we have a classic...Mac n Cheese.

Do some people really need a recipe for this? Honestly, no. Some people can make this simple pasta dish with their eyes closed.  Others, may not be so fortunate.  So, today, we are going to share my go-top stove top, easy, peasy, mac n cheese recipe.

Now, yes, you can just grab a box of ready to make macaroni and cheese with the powdered envelope inside. But, you won't have to worry about that as much when after you give this a try!

Now, I love a good boxed mac and cheese as the next person, but, this is cheesier, creamier and just plain yummy..so, don't rule out making homemade just yet.

First, boil your pasta. I used the elbow mac. Use any kind of pasta you want.  Just stick with something similar in size.

Then, make your cheese sauce.  I used sharp cheddar and cream cheese. They go really well together. Use regular cheddar instead of the sharp if you prefer. Works great too.  The toughest part of the cheese sauce is being sure your milk doesn't burn.  Don't keep your flame too high, keep your eye on it and give a stir often and you won't have any problems.

Mix it all together and you are good to go.  All you need is your veggie and dinner is set.

Skip the box version and try this cheesy, delicious homemade Stop Top Macaroni and Cheese instead!



Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese from Table for Seven: Tired of the boxed version? Give this classic stove top version a try!

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Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese
Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese from Table for Seven : Tired of the boxed version? Give this classic stove top version a try!
by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:20
Cook Time: 00:30
Ingredients (Serves: 6)
  • 1 1/2 cups dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
Instructions
Boil dried pasta according to box directions. Drain. Set aside.
In a saucepan, melt butter, then, add in flour.
Cook flour just only 1-2 minutes or until it resembles a thick paste.
Stir in Dijon mustard, and dried spices to combine.
Add in milk and whisk until smooth.
Cook milk over medium heat until it starts to thicken. Stir frequently, so it doesn't burn. Mixture should thicken in approx 3-5 minutes.
Once thicken, stir in cheeses and stir until melted and sauce is smooth.
Mix with cooked noodles.
Serve immediately.
Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese from Table for Seven: Tired of the boxed version? Give this classic stove top version a try!

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