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Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese


  • 8 ounces macaroni, shell, penne or other pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil; cook pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain well and return to pan.
  2. While the pasta cooks, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and whisk in flour until no lumps remain.
  3. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly, until completely incorporated and smooth.
  4. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until sauce has thickened slightly.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in cheddar, Parmesan, mustard and Worcestershire until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy.
  6. Pour sauce over drained pasta and mix well.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
  8. Serves 4.