This recipe for easy mac and cheese is creamy and full of comfort. All you need to do is to prepare the cheese mixture in an oven proof pot to make it easy. Then the mac and cheese goes directly into the oven. If you don’t have an oven proof pot, then after you’ve made the cheese mixture with the pasta, just transfer it to an oven proof baking dish. And in less than an hour, you’ll have one of the easiest and most delicious creamy mac and cheese recipes ever! For everyday if you’re up to eating it that often!

Amazing and easy stovetop creamy mac and cheese recipe in a cooking pot with wooden spoon

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Can You Freeze This Mac and Cheese Recipe?

Yes, you definitely can. We love freezing the leftovers and thawing then re-heating for lunch or dinner. But remember that even when it’s thawed, it’s now going to be as creamy as when it was cooked fresh. We’re still fans. Yes, some folks can eat mac and cheese everyday. As kids, we could have easily made mac and cheese as a top food group and everyday dinner item. If you’re that obsessed then this is the easy mac and cheese recipe for you.

Other Types of Pasta for Macaroni and Cheese

  • Small or large elbow macaroni
  • sea shell shaped pasta
  • Rotini pasta
  • curly pasta
  • bowtie or farfalle pasta
  • Spaghetti or angel hair pasta is great too!
  • Fettuccine is great especially if you like fettuccine alfredo. This time, it’s with a cheddar cheese sauce instead of a white sauce.

Amazing and easy stovetop creamy mac and cheese recipe in a bowl with spoon

Everyday Creamy, Cheesy Mac & Cheese

Please read post for more recipe details and photos. Adapted from White On Rice Couple, "Healthy" Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe.
To make it all in one pot,  prepare the cheese mixture in a stovetop safe and oven-proof pot or dutch oven (cast iron or similar pots). Then add the macaroni and the oven proof vessel goes directly into the oven. If you don't have an oven proof pot, then after you've made the cheese mixture with the pasta, just transfer it to an oven proof baking dish.
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  • 16 oz. (455g) package of macaroni pasta
  • 1/2 cup (one stick or 113g) butter
  • 1 onion , minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (30g) flour
  • 3 cups (720ml) milk
  • 16 oz (455g) cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1 cup (240ml) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) bread crumbs
  • minced parsley for topping (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a large 9-inch x 12-inch baking dish - see headnote.
  • Boil pasta to al dente according to package instructions.
  • While the macaroni pasta is cooking, prepare the cheese and milk mixture. In large pot on medium heat, add butter and onion. Cook onions until soft, then add flour, stirring quickly to combine the flour and onion mixture. Break up all the flour clumps.
    Add milk and continue stirring to make sure the flour dissolves completely. Allow mixture to come to a boil and sauce will thicken. Remove from heat and add cheddar cheese and about 3/4 cup of the parmesan cheese (reserve remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese for topping).
  • Drain your cooked pasta and add to cheese mixture. Gently mix together and pour into baking dish. Add remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and bread crumbs on top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted with a nice crust. Top with minced parsley, if desired.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 683kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 713mg, Potassium: 345mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1179IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 675mg, Iron: 2mg

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