If your family is anything like mine, macaroni and cheese is a staple at your house.
My family loves it and it is often on our menu plan because it is a quick and easy lunch or dinner. And not only that it is one of the most kid friendly meals that you can make. I mean who does not like macaroni and cheese?!
I have several versions of macaroni and cheese that we enjoy, but this recipe for stove top macaroni and cheese is a favorite of mine because of how easy it is.
It contains only a few ingredients and it cooks in no time which makes it the perfect lunch or dinner for busy days.
And I don’t know about you, but I like my macaroni and cheese to be very cheesy. It is macaroni and CHEESE after all.
And here is also where I usually splurge on good cheese. Cheese is the star of macaroni and cheese and I like to use the good stuff. I love to use Tillamook cheese for my macaroni and cheese, but other cheese will work as well.
Easy Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese
- 2 cups macaroni noodles
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup butter
- salt to taste
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and return to pan.
- Stir in grated cheese and butter until melted. (You may need to stir this over a low heat, but I find that the heat from the noodles and pan usually melt it just fine.)
- Salt to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!