Southern Macaroni and Cheese Stovetop Recipe
Southern Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Ditch the box! Make delicious, homemade macaroni and cheese from scratch in less than 20 minutes. A quick & easy southern style macaroni and cheese recipe.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta
  • 4 cups elbow macaroni noodles
  • 8 oz Colby Jack cheese shredded
  • 8 oz Sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Cook elbow macaroni noodles according to package directions.  Drain with a colander. Set aside.

  2. In the pot that you cooked the elbow macaroni noodles, melt 4 tbsp of butter on medium heat.  

  3. Add the flour to melted butter and stir until combined with the butter. Cook for 1-2 minutes then add milk and salt.  

  4. Continue cooking the milk and butter mixture on medium heat, stirring occasionally so that the milk does not burn on the bottom of the pot, until it begins to thicken and bubble slightly.  

  5. Stir continuously as it thickens and add in the cheese. Continue stirring until all of the cheese is melted.  

  6. Add the cooked macaroni noodles to the cheese sauce and stir to coat all of the noodles.  

  7. Serve as a side dish or a main dish (Mac & Cheese Night is a favorite in our house). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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