Creamy Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese Kid's Love

Elaine Bovender


I love the traditional baked macaroni & cheese casseroles but when I'm in a pinch for time, I also love this creamy stovetop version. My mom made this quite often when I was a child because she worked full-time and needed quick, kid-friendly dinners on the weeknights. This is so tasty and so easy! Why use a box dinner with powdered cheese product, when you can make this wonderful mac & cheese that kids love? I loved this growing up as did my kids and grandkids. Hope your family enjoys this just as much!


★★★★★ 3 votes

6 to 8
5 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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2 c
elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/4 c
1/2 stick
6 slice
american cheese
1 tsp

How to Make Creamy Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese Kid's Love


  • 1Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. When macaroni is tender, remove from heat and drain. Return cooked macaroni to pan.
  • 2Add milk, butter, salt and cheese to macaroni and return to stove. while stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until cheese melts (this usually only takes a few minutes). Remove from heat and transfer to serving bowl. Serve hot as a side dish or as a main dish with vegetables.

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About Creamy Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese Kid's Love

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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