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Stove Top White Macaroni & Cheese

Stove Top White Macaroni & Cheese

  • Author: Amanda
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A Rich and creamy white cheese sauce is mixed with elbow macaroni to make the most delicious stovetop macaroni & cheese. 


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 ounces white american cheese (approximately 3-4 deli slices)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch ground paprika


  1. Cook macaroni noodles according to package instructions, drain and set aside. 
  2. In a medium saute pan over medium heat, melt butter completely. Once butter is melted, sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine. Continue to whisk and cook the mixture for 2 minutes. 
  3. Slowly pour in milk while whisking until milk is completely incorporated and there are no lumps in the sauce. 
  4. Turn heat up to medium-high and continue to cook the sauce, whisking occasionally until sauce thickens about 3-5 minutes. 
  5. Remove sauce from the heat and add in cheeses and spices. Whisk until cheese is completely melted. 
  6. Add cooked elbow macaroni into the cheese sauce and stir to combine. 
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 492

Keywords: cheese, comfort food, dinner, easy, kid friendly, lunch, macaroni, pasta, quick, side dish, vegetarian

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