Stovetop Mac and Cheese
With just 8 ingredients, this Stovetop Mac and Cheese comes together in under 30 minutes. It's easy, it's cheesy, and it's 100% family-approved!
Servings: 8 servings
- 8 ounces elbow macaroni uncooked
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
- salt and pepper (to taste)
Cook elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside.
Mix flour, salt, and garlic powder together in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add flour mixture and whisk to combine. Cook for 1 minute until mixture is slightly brown.
Add 1 cup milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth.
Add sour cream and whisk until smooth.
Cook until the mixture is thickened (about 3-5 minutes). Do not let it boil.
Once mixture is thick, reduce heat to low and add cheese. Whisk until cheese is melted and smooth. Add salt and pepper (to taste) if desired.
Pour cooked pasta to the pot of cheese sauce and stir until the sauce covers the noodles. Let cool for 3-5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 489IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 1mg