Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
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Serves: 6
 
One of our favorite weeknight meals, this easy cheesy stovetop mac & cheese can be on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta (I used cavatappi)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder or garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • ¾ cup (6 ounces) American cheese, sliced or shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  3. In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat and then whisk in the flour mixture, a little at a time, continuously whisking until the mixture is thick and starts to turn light brown, about a minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until the mixture starts to thicken, about 3 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to low and add the cheeses, whisking until melted. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more milk. If the sauce is too thin, add some more cheese until of desired consistency.
  5. Stir in the cooked pasta until thoroughly coated. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by The BakerMama at https://thebakermama.com/recipes/stovetop-macaroni-and-cheese/