macaroni and cheese in a bowl with shredded cheddar on top
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese, there's nothing like it.  This delicious comfort food is a fast and easy double cheese creamy Macaroni Recipe and yes it's better than baked.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American/Italian
Keyword: macaroni & cheese, skillet macaroni & cheese
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 2 cups milk (whole or 2 %)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used medium)
  • 1 cup shredded fontina or gruyere cheese
  • 5-6 cups cooked macaroni (2 1/2 - 3 cups dried macaroni)


  • In a large saucepan on low / medium heat melt butter, then add the flour and whisk together until smooth, add salt and pepper, then slowly add the milk, stirring to combine. Cook and stir often until the mixture starts to thicken.  Remove from heat.
  • Add shredded cheese and stir until melted, then gently fold in the cooked al dente pasta.  Serve immediately topped with some shredded cheese.  Enjoy.


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11.4% | Calcium: 26.9% | Iron: 4.2%