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Macaroni and Cheese Stove Top

Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, macaroni
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 1676 kcal


  • 8 slices bacon 8 slices cut into 1/4 inch thcik pieces bacon
  • 2 tbsps unbleached all purpose flour 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk 2 cups warm whole milk
  • 1 tsp salt 1 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 tsp mustard 1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 0.25 tsp hot sauce 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 0.25 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 cup American cheese 1 1/2 cup shredded American cheese
  • 1.5 cup cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cup shreeded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp chives 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 8 cups elbow macaroni 8 cups hot, cooked elbow macaroni


  1. In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, and set aside. Reserve bacon fat in pan.

  2. Cook pasta per manufacturer directions.

  3. Whisk flour into the rendered fat. Cook whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, salt, mustard, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Bring to a simmer whisking constantly until thickened, almost 15 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat. Add both cheeses and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in bacon, chives and cooked macaroni.

Nutrition Facts
Macaroni and Cheese Stove Top
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1676 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 2097mg91%
Potassium 983mg28%
Carbohydrates 220g73%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 66g132%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 1051mg105%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.