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Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Sneha Paul
Stovetop mac and cheese is the perfect recipe for a quick family dinner. It's creamy, delicious and so easy to make!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Servings 3 people


  • 3 cups macaroni or elbow pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg or jaiphal
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • In a medium-sized pot, boil water with some salt and oil. Add the pasta and cook till al dente. Drain the pasta and leave it in the colander for now.
  • Melt butter in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic and saute until just fragrant.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for at least 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Reduce the heat to low and gradually whisk in the milk. About 1/4th cup at a time, whisking between each addition to combine. Boil the sauce on medium flame until it starts to thicken.
  • Lower the flame. Add fresh cream, cheese, nutmeg, black pepper powder and salt. Stir through until all the cheese has melted. Turn the heat off.
  • Toss the pasta through the sauce until completely coated.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Keyword cheese sauce, macaroni recipe, pasta recipe