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


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


  1. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. When macaroni is tender, remove from heat and drain. Return cooked macaroni to pan.
  2. Add 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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