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Creamy Stovetop Macaroni & Cheese

Mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food! This recipe is creamy, extra-cheesy, and super easy to make. This might be your new favorite mac & cheese recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Macaroni & Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2 1/2 cups large elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 8 oz Velvetta Cheese cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • Salt & Pepper if needed


  • Pour the cups of water and half & half into a large sauce pan, and bring it to a boil.
  • Add in the butter and pasta.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook until pasta starts to get tender.
  • Add in the Velveeta cheese and stir it in until all of the cheese melts.
  • Continue to cook until the cheese sauce thickens and the pasta is cooked.
  • Sprinkle in the cheddar cheese and fold it in.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Taste, and add salt & pepper if needed.
  • Serve, or freeze for a later date.