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Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main

Description

One of our favorite weeknight meals, this easy cheesy Stovetop Macaroni and 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 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!