macaroni and cheese on stovetop in one pot

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Sitting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
The EASIEST Stove-top Mac and cheese! LITERALLY! Only 3-ingredients and all made in one pot to bring to you an ultra creamy, cheesy and delicious mac and cheese dinner in under 20 minutes! Can't beat that!


Mac and Cheese

  • 1 lb Shell pasta
  • 6 cups half and half
  • 8 oz Cheez Whiz


How To Make EASIEST Stovetop Mac and Cheese:

  • In a large pot, bring half and half to a boil. Add the pasta and cook over medium-hi heat uncovered for 13 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the cheez whiz and continue simmering an addtional 2 minutes, stirring. Turn off and allow mac and cheese to sit and thicken 5 minutes. DELICIOUS!


NOTE: Can use heavy cream, milk or even a mixture of water for the half and half.
  • Bring a thin layer of water to a boil before adding the half and half, it'll help with a scorching bottom.  
  • Can use elbow macaroni for shells. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 699kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 22gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 723mgPotassium: 574mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1102IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 406mgIron: 1mg