creamy stovetop mac and cheese
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Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Creamy stovetop mac and cheese is an easy crowd-pleasing dish. Whether a side dish or main meal, a bowl of cheesy pasta is always appreciated.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Ty


  • 8 oz elbow noodles dry uncooked
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar grated
  • 4 oz American cheese chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Blend the sugar, salt, pepper, and mustard powder in a small bowl for later. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain, return to the pot and add the butter and spices.
  • Turn the heat to low and pour in the milk and cheeses stirring constantly until it melts. Once the cheese starts to melt pour in the cream and whisk until smooth. Serve immediately.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 779IU | Calcium: 417mg | Iron: 1mg