Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Elbow macaroni1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Whipping cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Ground nutmeg2 Dash (not too much)
 Parmesan cheese3 Tablespoon, freshly grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1368 Calories from Fat 558

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 62 g95.3%

Saturated Fat 38.3 g191.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 218.9 mg

Sodium 844.6 mg35.2%

Total Carbohydrates 145 g48.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.2%

Sugars 25 g

Protein 44 g88.3%

Vitamin A 8.2% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 85.6% Iron 19%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Cook macaroni according to package instructions.
2) Drain the macaroni thoroughly.
3) Take an 8x8-inch baking dish and spray it lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
4) Preheat the broiler.

5) In a medium saucepan, place the macaroni.
6) Add milk, whipping cream, and nutmeg.
7) Boil the macaroni and cook over medium heat about 6 to 8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
8) Watch carefully the last couple of minutes to prevent macaroni from sticking to pan; stir frequently.
9) Pour the macaroni into greased baking dish.
10) Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
11) Place the dish under preheated broiler and broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is golden.

12) Serve the Macaroni and cheese with crispy toasted bread.