Classic Stove top Mac and Cheese

This Classic Stove Top Mac & cheese is so creamy and delicious. Certainly an up grade from the good old box Mac and cheese . This is made from scratch and absolutely yummy!
Course Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword stove top mac and cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Calories 428kcal
Author Chichi Uguru


  • 1/4 cup Salted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 16 oz macaroni
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese block cubed or 2 to 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper optional


  • Cook pasta according to instructions until al dente. Please read my how to make the perfect pasta post.
  • While pasta is cooking, Melt butter in a sauce pan on medium heat.
  • Add flour to the melted butter. Whisk until well combined ( be careful not to burn the roux)
  • Pour the milk into the roux and whisk until combined then add the onion powder and black pepper.
  • When the sauce begins to boil, add the cheese cubes or shredded cheese, 1 cup at a time. Stir continuously until sauce is smooth. Don't cook for too long.
  • Add cooked pasta to the sauce or vice verse.. mix thoroughly.
  • Serve immediately