Stovetop Mac and Cheese
This easy to make mac and cheese will please the whole family.
- 8 ounces elbow macaroni
- 1 ½ tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk 2% or whole milk work best
- 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- salt and pepper, to taste (optional)
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 until it becomes a paste and slowly add the milk. Cook on low heat for a few minutes until thickened.
Remove sauce from heat and slowly add the shredded cheese. Mix well until the sauce is smooth. Use a whish for best results.
Stir in the pasta and mix until hot and well combined. You can put on the stove and cook on low heat if you need it to thicken a bit more.
Season with salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
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