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Classic Stove Top Mac and Cheese Recipe

Get this super easy and very basic stove-top Mac and Cheese recipe. Oozing with saucy cheesy goodness, you can never go wrong with this all-time American comfort food.

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Mac and Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese, Macaroni Cheese, whatever you call this pasta dish and however you prepare it: baked, slow-cooked, stove top, it will always be one of the classics and an ultimate comfort food.

This homemade Mac and Cheese recipe required only 6 ingredients and that is:  macaroni, cheddar (or other similar) cheese, milk, flour, butter and salt and you are all set. The result is a saucy cheesy treat that will make you never to look at boxed mac and cheese again.

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I actually wrote about this recipe on this blog about 4 years ago and that was the very first time I made Mac and Cheese. It was not as popular in the Philippines when I was growing up and the only mac and cheese I knew before were the ones in boxes.

So when I finally had the chance to make it from the scratch, I thought I’de to have it as simple as it should be. No additional frills just the basics ingredients.

Easy and simple, classic Mac and Cheese cooked in Stove-top by Foxy Folksy

After four years, I still use this same recipe, I guess nothing beats the classics.

I tried a variation of this recipe, the Chili Mac and Cheese, which is also very good.

Actually, I used this recipe here for the Mac and Cheese and added Chili (Chilli con Carne) to it as a bonus.

Armin loves it and so do I, but more often than not, I tend to prefer the simple recipes over the more extravagant ones and nothing could be more simple and satisfying than this Mac and Cheese recipe.

Easy and simple, classic Mac and Cheese cooked in Stove-top by Foxy Folksy

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5 from 2 votes

Classic Stove Top Mac and Cheese Recipe with only 6 Ingredients

Make this super quick and easy Mac and Cheese recipe. Oozing with saucy cheesy goodness that needs only 6 ingredients and is done under 15 minutes. A quick and satisfying fix for sudden craving or hunger attacks.   
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Course: Main Course,Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stove top mac and cheese
Servings: 3
Calories: 835kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 10.5 ounces elbow macaroni noodles - (or any pasta you like)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or other preferred cheese or combination of different cheese)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cook the pasta as per instructions. Do not overcook, it should be al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir for 1-2 minutes. Watch carefully that it does not get burn. Add milk in a steady stream while constantly whisking to break up lumps and cook until it thickens. Add shredded cheese.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta and cheese sauce until all are fully coated. Serve.


You may also add some precooked bits of ham or bacon or vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower or even onions. Add them on the last part.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Stove Top Mac and Cheese Recipe with only 6 Ingredients
Amount Per Serving
Calories 835 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 1113mg46%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Calcium 565mg57%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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