4.6 from 10 votes
Review Recipe

Extra Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
If you love rich and creamy Macaroni and Cheese then this homemade stovetop recipe is for you!!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

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Instructions

  1. In a saucepan combine a pinch of salt, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, butter and water. Bring to a boil.

  2. Add in macaroni noodles, reduce heat to low.
  3. Continue to simmer stirring frequently until noodles are cooked (about 20 minutes).

  4. Watch to make sure the liquid doesn’t completely evaporate. You can add extra milk 1/4 cup at a time if the liquid is low.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, ensure the noodles are not dry. They should be as moist as the photo above before adding cheese. Stir in cream cheese until melted.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese. Cover for 3 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 360, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 228mg, Potassium: 154mg, Carbohydrates: 40g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin A: 470%, Calcium: 222%, Iron: 0.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword mac and cheese, stovetop macaroni and cheese