Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Cheesy, creamy and delicious this Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese is a addicting one pot recipe for the whole family.

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Ok you guys…I’ve always been a huge mac & cheese lover.  I mean who isn’t? It’s a classic comfort food that’s hard to turn down. It’s fast, family friendly and utterly to die for.

Now I prefer myself some mac & cheese with hot dogs or spam…yes spam. I’m a Minnesota girl so I was born and raised in spam and it’s an acquired taste that once you’re used to eating it it becomes apart of your daily life. Yum!! 

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

So when I finally perfected my Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese I just had yo share it with you. I mean there are so many mac & cheese recipes out there. All claiming to be the best obviously and they all have their unique flavors and twists. 

So it’s really hard to judge which one is truly the best, it’s honestly a never ending quest to find the perfect mac & cheese but I’m finally sharing what I think is one of the best I’ve been able to make!

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Super thick and creamy, and not to mention ultra cheesy this fun and simple Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese is a quick go to weeknight dinner recipe the whole family will adore, and I mean it!

We recently made this for my daughter’s birthday party and there wasn’t any left! When you have guests going back for 2nd helpings you know you’ve done something right! So I’m happy to say that I think I’ve created something with keeping with this version. 

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

With simple spices and cheeses there is nothing crazy about this mac & cheese! But sometimes basic is best! I mean I hate having yo search for that one ingredient that is supposed to set that dish apart and in the end I spend like 5 bucks on a spice or a cheese I’ll only use once…amiright?!?!

So this easy peasy Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese is here to stay in out house! My kids, husband and family 100% gave me a thumbs up for this dish and it will be on our dinner rotation indefinitely!

Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese
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Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Cheesy, creamy and delicious this Creamy Stovetop Mac & Cheese is a addicting one pot recipe for the whole family.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cup pasta elbows, penne, spirals
  • 1 cup mozzarella fresh shredded from block
  • 2 cup cheddar fresh shredded from block
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
Instructions
  1. In saucepan melt your butter on medium heat and then stir in your flour and cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Add in 1 cup milk and whisk.
  3. Add in remaining milk and whisk until it starts to thicken.
  4. Add your paprika, mustard powder and garlic powder and water and whisk.
  5. Stir in your macaroni and bring to boil and simmer for about 9-10 minutes or until just al dente.
  6. Remove from heat and add your cheeses, salt and pepper and hot sauce and stir until melted.
  7. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

To reheat add a little bit more milk and warm on stove.

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