The best Stove top mac and cheese EVER!
This creamy, cheese mac and cheese is made on the stove for a quick and easy dinner side option.
Servings: 4 servings
- 8 oz dry pasta
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp flour
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 2 & 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg optional
- 1/8 tsp ground mustard optional
- 1 cup sharp shredded cheese
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat then add in the flour and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute.
Pour in the water, and cook on medium heat until the mixture thickens slightly. This will take about 2 minutes.
Add in the milk and heavy cream, stir to combine then add in the macaroni pasta, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and ground mustard. Give it a quick stir and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
Cook the pasta in the milk mixture for 9-10 minutes, making sure to stir often to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Remove the pot from the heat and add in the shredded cheese, stir until the sauce is smooth and creamy then serve immediately!
Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 1mg