Side dish

Really basic stove-top macaroni and cheese

Really easy stove-top macaroni and cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Melt5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, macaroni
Servings: 4 300g [1-1/2 cups] servings


  • 6-quart sauce pan
  • Strainer
  • Measuring spoon


  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 8 ounces pasteurized cheese product : e.g.; Velveeta® or similar store brand
  • 4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated


  • In 6-quart pot, bring 4 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil. Add 2 cups of elbow macaroni and stir while bringing back to a boil. Boil for 8-10 minutes—stirring frequently—until pasta is just past al dente. Drain in colander—do not rinse.
  • Reduce stove burner heat to low.
  • While cooked elbow macaroni is draining, in same 6-quart pot,


Al dente + 2 minutes

Post created 2020-03-15 : Post updated 2020-03-15

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