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Quick and Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Quick and Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Quick and Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese - Forget powdered cheese in artificial neon colors, this easy mac and cheese is real food, comes together quickly, and the kids will love it.
Course Side Dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings as a side dish
Calories 535 kcal


  • ½ lb pasta cooked al dente. We like penne and rotini best because they hold the cheese sauce so well.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk split in 2 six ounce portions
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp dry mustard powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 12 ounces aged cheddar cheese grated and separated in 4 equal portions


  1. Cook the pasta in salted water as instructed on the package. Don't overcook it; nobody likes mushy mac and cheese.
  2. Drain the pasta and add the butter stirring until completely melted. Cover until ready to add to the sauce.
  3. Whisk together 6 ounces of the milk, the eggs, salt, pepper and dry mustard. Add 2 portions of the cheese, then add this mixture to the pasta and butter.
  4. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until the cheese melts, then quickly add the remaining milk, stirring until smooth.
  5. Add the other two portions of cheese one at a time, stirring constantly until the cheese is completely melted. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1015IU20%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 575mg58%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.