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Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese - The Southern Lady Cooks

This recipe for Creamy Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese is a family favorite. Creamy stove top macaroni and cheese is a quick, easy recipe your family will love.  Great for a weeknight side dish you can throw together in a few minutes and very tasty.  My family loves pasta and this will become a favorite.  You can double this recipe.  This creamy stove top macaroni and cheese keeps several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated on the stove or in the microwave.  You may need to add a little milk when reheating.  You can use different cheeses in this recipe to make it your own.  You might also like my recipe for cheesy macaroni and cheese that is baked in the oven and takes a little longer but gets great reviews on our site.

Creamy stove top macaroni and cheese ingredients needed:

Macaroni or pasta of your choice, (cooked until tender)



Black pepper

Milk (I use 2%)

Heavy whipping cream

Shredded cheddar cheese

Cream cheese

This easy dish is one you can make on weeknight but it’s also perfect for any holiday gathering. I made this dish for Thanksgiving this year and we all loved it. Super versatile as you can add any types of cheese that your family likes. If you love this dish you will also love this Buttermilk Macaroni and Cheese. 

RECIPE FEEDBACK: “Love this recipe! I have made this several times, the only thing I do different is to add 1/2 C of grated Parmesan.” – Dawn

“This recipe is perfect for a busy night! I can throw this together in no time and we all love it. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipes” -Shirley

“Simple ingredients and so versatile. I have made it with all different kinds of cheeses and we love it.” – Candy

Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese - The Southern Lady Cooks


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Creamy Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

This Creamy Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese recipe is so good.

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: macaroni and cheese

Servings: 4 people

  • 1 1/3 cups macaroni or pasta of your choice (cooked until tender)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk I use 2%
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • Cook macaroni in a saucepan on top of the stove according to package directions until tender. Drain.

  • Return macaroni to saucepan and add butter, salt, black pepper, milk, heavy whipping cream, cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Stirring constantly with stove on very low heat cook until cheeses are totally melted.

  • Remove from heat and wait about 10 minutes before serving so pasta can soak up wet ingredients.

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