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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.   
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stove top mac and cheese
Servings: 3
Calories: 835kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 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)
  • ½ 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.


Calories: 835kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Calcium: 565mg | Iron: 2mg