Stovetop Mac and Cheese

November 13, 2013

At least two Sundays a week, as we’re leaving church, either Nate or I will get a sheepish grin on our face and ask the other “Can we have Mac and Cheese for lunch?”  Now, before you start freaking out on me about how silly it is to want Kraft Mac and Cheese so often (or cheering if you like Kraft Mac and Cheese), just simmer down.  This recipe is no Kraft with its fake cheese.  It is so much more!  It’s goodness.  It’s happiness.  It’s pure bliss.  There’s just something about coming home from spending time worshiping the Lord, cuddling up with a good TV show, and chowing down on a warm, creamy dish. Have I talked this dish up enough?  Try it for yourself to see what you think! Stovetop Mac and Cheese  Simple Moments Stick

Instructions 1.  Cook pasta until al dente
2.  While pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.  When the butter has all melted and is boiling, whisk in the flour.  Cook the mixture, whisking constantly until the flour has browned – about one minute. 
3.  Whisk in the milk until no lumps are left and cook, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and boils – about 10 minutes.
4.  Remove the pot from heat and, one kind of cheese at a time, stir cheese into sauce.  Make sure each type melts before adding the next.  Stir in the mustard and hot sauce.
5.  Return the sauce pot to the heat and stir in the pasta.  Mix well, stirring from the bottom.
6.  Eat your yummy goodness!


  • Robyn B

    November 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    can't wait to try this! 🙂 mac & cheese is my husband's favorite dish, so i'll surprise him with it! 🙂

  • Amy Simcox

    November 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Yum! I am a HUGE Kraft fan (really, it's embarrassing) but my husband is not so this could be a good meal that both of us could enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Z @ Kicking Kilos

    November 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    yummy. I need to try that ASAP!!!!!

  • Chelsee W

    November 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    This looks super yummy!

  • Jayda

    November 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, YUM!!! Steve loves Kraft Dinner SO much, and I think home made is the way to go, so I've been trying different recipes to convert him. I'll have to try this one!

  • Chelsea Phelps

    November 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I am such a mac & cheese addict- I know I would love this!


  • Jennifer – The Deliberate Mom

    November 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Oh yummy. This is one of my comfort foods… really! I love that there's a blend of cheeses too!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  • Jennifer – The Deliberate Mom

    November 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Mac and Cheese is one of my favourite comfort foods. This looks so yummy! I love that there's a blend of cheeses too!

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  • Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee

    November 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I love "real" mac and cheese! I can't believe I ever thought the kraft stuff was good! This recipe looks amazing!

  • Jessica

    November 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Cheese and pasta are my two favorite foods. I will be trying this this weekend!

  • Wanda

    November 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Back when I was a kid I used to love Kraft mac & cheese. But I steer clear of it these days. It doesn't compare at all to homemade mac and cheese. You have me craving some now.

  • Haley

    November 13, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Delicious!! I am sooo going to try this recipe. I am Always looking for new recipes AND always, always looking for an new mac and cheese to try.
    I found one in the back of a book I was reading.. I think it was called, "The Sweet Potato Queens" or something like that.. and in the back there were recipes for some of the dishes mentioned in the book. It was a heart attack in a casserole dish, but my goodness.. by far the BEST mac and cheese I've ever, EVER tasted!!

  • Leah

    November 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    i'm sold with cheesy goodness. i love mac and cheese, i only wish my entire family would like it! only me and my littlest enjoy the stuff. the others need to see a professional.

  • Jen

    November 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Yum!! Mac and Cheese is my favorite. 🙂

  • mj rdn

    November 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Looks so yummy!

  • Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly

    November 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh my goodness, this sounds SO delicious. Noted for a raining Sunday lunch 😉

  • Katie

    November 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    this is how my family makes mac and cheese too! yummm 🙂

  • Blytheponytailparades

    November 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    This looks insanely yummy! Seriously.

  • Donna

    November 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Came across your blog from Southern Beauty Guide and I am so excited to follow along! I've never tried stove top mac & cheese because I'm scared it will be like the boxed stuff, which I hate. I love baked mac & cheese though, one of the best comfort foods on a cold day!

  • Becky Dougherty

    November 14, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious. I would probably skip the hot sauce, but either way! I'll have to give this a try! 🙂


    November 14, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Jon and i make a pretty similar recipe *at least* once a week, and we always look forward to it — something about simple goodness and comfort 🙂

  • Danavee

    November 14, 2013 at 3:41 am

    The best comfort food EVER! I shall PIN THIS!

  • Angela

    November 14, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Yum! I love a good mac n cheese! My recipe is similar to yours–but I'm sure Zack would love a good dose of sriacha in it!

  • Erica

    November 14, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I agree, I loooooove real Mac n Cheese!

  • Jenna

    November 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    My month is watering! Now I want mac and cheese for lunch!

    1. Jenna

      November 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm


  • another jennifer

    November 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Sounds good! We're big mac and cheese fans over here. Pinning this recipe. 🙂

  • Katrin

    November 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I need to make some vegan Mac and Cheese soon! Yum!

  • Deidre

    November 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Mac and cheese is one of my favourite things ever, and one of the saddest parts of living in australia for me. Their cheese, it just DOES NOT MELT PROPERLY. Le sigh.

  • Katie

    November 15, 2013 at 2:38 am

    YUM!!!!!! we had box mac and cheese last night – this looks so much better!!

  • Faith

    November 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    oh yum! that looks so good. reminds me that i haven't made mac & cheese in too long!

  • Lauren

    November 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    this looks amazing! I'm making this next week for sure!

  • Lacey Daniels

    November 16, 2013 at 12:23 am

    uh i love mac and cheese!

  • Dabit Hashe

    February 15, 2014 at 5:57 am

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