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Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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5 from 8 votes

Four Cheese Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

The creamiest and cheesiest stovetop mac and cheese will be your new go-to recipe for whenever the mac and cheese craving strikes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gaby


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pound pasta (any short variety works)
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 2 cups freshly-shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups freshly-shredded fontina cheese
  • 1 cup freshly-shredded gruyere cheese
  • 3/4 cup freshly-shredded parmesan cheese


  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat.  Once melted, add the flour, and stir to combined. Stir for about 1 minute, until golden brown. Once golden, pour in 1 cup of water, and whisk until smooth. The mixture will start to thicken and as it does, pour in the remaining water and milk, continuing to stir until smooth.
  • Add the pasta into the pot along with the salt, garlic and onion granules.  Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to medium to maintain a simmer.  Continue to cook until the pasta is al dente, about 10 minutes.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, remove the pot from heat, and stir in the cheeses until smooth and melted.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.