Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here's our family favorite simple macaroni and cheese! Yummy creamy goodness and an easy one pan dish made quick and simple on the stovetop; score! Almost identical to the recipe on the Velveeta box. We like ours sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese, at the table. Yummy add-ins are: veggies (Fordhook limas are my favorite and DH likes extra pepper and cottage cheese in his), some leftover ham, a can of tuna, or even some sliced hotdogs. Be as creative as you like! Perfect for those busy week-night dinners. Enjoy!


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package; drain well. Return to pan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cook on low heat until Velveeta is melted, stirring frequently.
  3. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese, at the table.
  4. Makes 4 servings, 1 cup each.
  5. Some good add-ins are: frozen veggies (Fordhook limas or mixed veggies--add frozen veggies to the boiling water and cook them before adding the macaroni), leftover cubed ham, sliced hotdogs, canned tuna, or boneless/skinless canned salmon for a quick and easy one-pot comfort meal.
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This was a simple easy recipe that the whole family enjoyed.

bmnchef December 16, 2009

I made this on 1/29/08,as part of mine and my SO's dinner.As the macaroni was cooking I added some broccoli.As the velveeta was melting,I chopped a couple of chedder cheese brats(leftover from another meal) into bite-sized pieces and put those in there.And served this with pinto beans and Buttermilk Biscuits. All together it made a very good comfort meal.This will be made again.Thanks for posting,and "Keep Smiling :)"

Chef shapeweaver � January 30, 2008