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Macaroni and cheese, or so fondly referred to as mac n’ cheese is a dish loved by one and all; it’s creamy, cheesy and comforting.   I’m a lover of cheese so this is right up my alley.


This is a simple recipe that will be on your table in less than 30 minutes so it’s perfect for the midweek craving.   You know, when you just have to have it but you don’t want to spend an hour waiting for it to bake nor eat the box stuff.Mac-1-14

The combination of seriously sharp white cheddar cheese, creamy provolone and parmesan cheese was out of this world!   According to my husband, he didn’t even remember the rest of the meal, it was that good.



Creamy Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

16 oz box of macaroni, cooked according to directions

8 oz sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded

8 oz provolone cheese, shredded

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

3 tbsp butter

3 tbsp flour

2 cups milk

¼ tsp Dijon mustard

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp white pepper

½ tsp cayenne pepper

In a large pot over low heat, melt butter then add flour and stir to combine.  Cook for a minute stirring frequently then add milk slowly and whisk to combine until smooth.   Cook over low heat until milk thickens, about 3-5 minutes.  Add mustard, salt, white pepper, cayenne pepper, cheddar, provolone and parmesan and stir until it melts.   Add the pasta to the sauce and cook for an additional minute.   Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes so the sauce can thicken.   Serve!





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  1. The Duo Dishes

    This may be the first time seeing provolone in a mac recipe. Nice choice! Also love a little mustard in every mac recipe.

  2. Casey

    Howie! This looks amazing. I’m sure it is amazing and I’m SO GLAD to see cayenne pepper in list of ingredients. Cayenne is the secret to unlocking truly cheesy flavor in cheese dishes. Alfredo, Mac n cheese, any dish with cheese in it needs to have that splash of cayenne. It is the secret ingredient! Will be making this soon!

  3. suzyqueues

    I made this tonight for my family and it was a hit. I followed it exactly as written. Next time I make it I will add sauce to the pasta in batches. Although the cheese sauce was awesome there was too much cheese sauce for the amount of pasta. I will make it again.

  4. JehanP Post author

    Thanks Suzyqueues, I glad you enjoyed it. It’s perfectly fine to adjust according to your personal tastes, I encourage it ;-)

  5. Lena

    Do you cook the noodles ahead of time? Or is that sitting for 5 minutes long enough to cook it? I am confused! :)

  6. JehanP Post author

    Lena, sorry I did post in the recipe that the noodles should be cooked according to directions but I should have added according to directions on the box. Sorry for the mix up.

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