Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese, an easy side dish!

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Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . . an easy side dish!

My daughter-in-law, Jennifer, made her Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese as a side dish for our Family Easter Dinner. The recipe I usually make is Mama’s Macaroni and Cheese which has to bake in the oven. But, since the oven was full of Hash Brown Potato Casseroles, Unbundled Green Beans, and then Grandmama Hall’s Buttermilk Biscuits, Jennifer’s stovetop mac and cheese was the perfect choice to add another needed side dish!

Making Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese . . .

Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese has just a few ingredients which makes it simple and easy to prepare:

  • a package of noodles
  • a box of Velveeta cheese
  • milk
  • butter

And, making it is a breeze! Boil the noodles, add the cheese, milk and butter. Heat. Eat!!! Who could ask for an easier side dish? Plus, it didn’t take up oven space, which is a premium at my house! LOL! Can you say . . . “we need to invest in a double oven!”

Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese is more creamy than Mama’s baked Macaroni and Cheese, and it stays creamy, even when cold. It was delicious hot, and just as tasty when eaten cold. Plus, it’s a lot better for you than the macaroni and cheese in the box! Just saying . . .

Which type of macaroni and cheese do you make for your family? Baked or Stovetop?

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Jennifer’s Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe


  • 1 package dry noodles, your choice (Jennifer used the large elbow noodles for ours)
  • 1 (8-ounce) box Velveeta cheese, cut in chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk or half and half (using Half and Half would make the sauce richer and more creamy)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a little salt to the boiling water.
  2. Add the noodles to the boiling water and cook for the amount of time indicated on the package.
  3. Drain the noodles, then return noodles to the pot. Reduce heat under the pot to LOW.
  4. Add the cheese chunks, butter and milk. Stir until combined and the cheese and butter are melted.
  5. Add more milk if needed to get the consistency you like.
  6. Cover and either turn off the heat or keep it on LOW until you are going to serve it.

NOTE: If you leave the heat on under the pot, be sure to stir from time to time so the macaroni and cheese won’t stick to the pot.

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