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Stovetop Mac and Cheese

This easy to make mac and cheese will please the whole family.
Course entree, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipe, quick, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 654kcal
Author Jersey Girl Cooks (Lisa Grant)
Cost $5

Equipment

  • sauce pan

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low fat milk 2%
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper, to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and cook macaroni according to instructions on the box for al a dente. Drain well.
  • In the same pot, melt the butter on medium heat and stir in the flour. Mix with a wire whisk and slowly add milk. Cook on low heat for a few minutes until thickened.
  • Add shredded cheese and mix well until the sauce is smooth.
  • Stir in the pasta and mix until hot and well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Calcium: 773mg | Iron: 1mg