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Susan's Easy Stovetop Mac & Cheese
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5 from 2 votes

Susan's Easy Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Delicious and easy to make macaroni and cheese on your stovetop.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 543kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 16 ounces (4 cups) uncooked medium elbow macaroni (See Note 1)
  • 2 ¼ cups (18 ounces) whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces) cream cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 ¼ cups (5 ounces) shredded extra sharp Cheddar cheese


  • Cook pasta to al dente stage according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
  • After pasta is cooked, add milk to a large saucepan. Add salt, pepper, and flour. Whisk over medium heat until bubbly and thickened. Add cream cheese; whisk until melted.
  • Remove pan from heat. Add Cheddar cheese; whisk until melted. Add ¾ of the cooked pasta; stir to combine. Add remaining pasta; stir to combine.
  • Yield: 6 servings.


  1. Susan used Cavatappi pasta.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 609mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 1.6mg