finally…a delicious and creamy stovetop mac ‘n cheese!

I’ve been on the lookout for a great mac ‘n cheese recipe for a long time now. I have one that I love that uses several different cheeses, topped with tomatoes and bread crumbs, baked in the oven…and it’s delicious. I love it. But what about just a simple, easy version that my kids will devour while keeping the adults in the house happy, too?

alton brown's mac 'n cheese recipe

I should have known to turn to Alton Brown. I’m fast becoming his loyal follower; every method of his that I’ve tried has turned out easy, delicious results. When I saw that his version uses evaporated milk – instead of the typical roux that most other recipes use – I was hopeful. And I was not disappointed. This is soooo creamy – one bite and I was in heaven! And my kids prefer this over all others that I’ve tried – even the boxed versions, and let’s face it, Kraft is a pretty tough nut to crack when it comes to kids!

This is an easy recipe that only takes a smidge longer than a box! Give it a try and let me know what you think!



  1. says

    This looks SO good! I will add evaporated milk to the shopping list so I can try it this weekend! (maybe tonight if it stops raining; don't like to grocery shop in the rain). Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    don't you just love that BC mac and cheese? ina's my idol. but this looks equally delish! maybe for the nights when i make velveeta and shells out of laziness (please don't tell)…

  3. cookiepie says

    Loooove this – Alton Brown rocks! Evaporated milk is a stroke of genius. Delish! And it's great for kids… right, I would be making this for my kid… not for me, no…

  4. the domestic mama says

    Oh my goodness! That picture looks so warm, creamy, and inviting! I love it! Thank you for posting!

  5. says

    Oh wowee and all done on the stovetop? That's fabulous! Will make this for son and his friends one day. That way I'll eat less of it. Now I have got to check out your other recipe too!

  6. Robin says

    Well, I made this tonight and just asked my 21-year-old daughter how it was. Her comment: Amazing! I have to agree. So easy. This will be a definite do-over! Thanks!

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