Top of the Stove Mac & Cheese

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 6 servings


The ingredients in this recipe add some zip to the traditional macaroni and cheese!! Everyone will be asking for more of Top of the Stove Mac & Cheese.


  • 2 cups (8 oz.) dried small elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese


PREPARE pasta in large saucepan according to package directions; drain and set aside.

MELT butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; whisk in evaporated milk, eggs, mustard, salt and hot pepper sauce. Return pasta to saucepan; stir in cheese. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is creamy and thickened. Serve immediately.

Top of the Stove Mac & Cheese

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Jul. 2009

Quick and easy, tastes great too.


by H. HEIDI , Abmps, OR on Oct. 2008

This recipe is so quick and easy - it makes putting a yummy, nutritious supper on the table a breeze!

just like it says

by B. Belinda , Lincoln Park, MI on Sep. 2008

nice and easy and creamy

Top of the Stove Mac & Cheese

by G. Ginger , Southwick, MA on Apr. 2008

My laziness finally paid off! I usually cook with whole milk and didn't have any and didn't feel like going out to the store to get some. Then I remembered I had some carnation evap milk and found this website and wow! I made this for lunch and it was sooooo good!! Rich and creamy and delicious! And, very easy to prepare. I will definately make this again. I think even my grandson will perfer it over that boxed "orange" kind! Thank you Carnation!! I will be buying lots more evap milk!

quick mac-n-cheese

by d. d , scottsville, VA on Nov. 2007

It's very good and VERY easy ... and ingredients you're most likely going to have on-hand ! I think I would add a little less cheese or a little more milk next time ... a little too gooey for me. But definitely a do-again !

verry creamy

by c. caleb , SALEM, OR on Oct. 2007

i made this last night I over cooked it so the cheese curded so it wasent as good. it was still verry creamy


by E. Elizabeth , Texas on Sep. 2007

This is the best mac &cheese i have every put in my mouth and i am 57 years old. Thanks !

Really Excited

by A. Ayrie , Pueblo, CO on Sep. 2007

I have enjoyed this recipe before and I am very pleased that I have found it. I can't wait to try it out!

top of the stove mac & cheese

by e. elaine , little falls, NJ on Aug. 2007

Creamy, rich, and sooooo good! Very easy to make. Everyone will LOVE this delicious meal.

Super easy

by B. Brandy , Dearborn Heights, MI on Jun. 2007

This was super easy to make and it was really good. The only thing is the dry mustard. I think next time I make it, I will use less.