Simple Stovetop Mac & Cheese Recipe

  • Ready in: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 20 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings.

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  • 16 ounces medium shells pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in desired amount of Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning; cook 30 seconds. Whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.
  3. Whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Simmer 1 minute. Stir in cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted and creamy. Stir in pasta; salt and pepper as desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Make Ahead: Prepare step 1. Rinse with cold water; toss with 1 tablespoon oil. Place in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days ahead. Reheat in boiling water 1 minute. Continue with step 2.

For remix BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese recipe: Place 2 servings leftover mac & cheese in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creamy, cheesy and delicious! We have a winner Here! This was quick and easy to make! It didn't take any longer than making boxed mac and cheese but the results were 100 times better!!! I will be making this everytime we have macaroni and cheese!
Date published: 2017-03-17
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