Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese

Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese

You don’t need to rely on a box to make a great stovetop macaroni and cheese! This recipe can be made quickly and calls for ingredients you already have in your pantry.

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Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese
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Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 532kcal


  • 8 ounces gluten-free elbow macaroni (or small shape of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • cups milk (whole or 2% is best)
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese


  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions until al dente. Drain well and set aside.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium pot. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, and mustard powder and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese until melted.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and stir well to combine. Serve hot.


Notes: Using room temperature milk will speed up the thickening process when making the sauce. If the sauce is too thick for your liking, you can thin it out with more milk.


Nutrition Facts
Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 424mg18%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Calcium 514mg51%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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