Stove Top Mac and Cheese

Stove Top Mac and Cheese

My favorite comfort food, hands down.


– 8 oz rotini pasta
– ½ cup butter
– ¼ cup all purpose flour
– ½ tsp salt
– 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
– 2 cups milk
– 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
– ½ tsp dry (or 2 squirts spicy brown) mustard
– pinch or 2 of paprika


1. Cook pasta according to the manufacturer’s directions.

2. Melt butter over medium heat and using a whisk stir in flour, salt, and pepper.

3. Add milk a bit at a time, stirring constantly.

4. Cook sauce a minute or two till bubbly.

5. Stir in cheese, mustard, and paprika. Taste for additional seasoning.

6. Pour sauce over pasta, stir to coat, and serve.

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