Stovetop Shells and Cheddar Cheese

Stovetop Shells and Cheddar Cheese

Stovetop Shells and Cheddar Cheese

If you can’t get enough of creamy macaroni and cheese, then pick up a box of shell pasta, grab a package of cheddar cheese, and you will be on your way to homemade macaroni and cheese in no time.

Perfect for time-crunched cooks, this quick to prepare recipe makes it easy to have a mouthwatering dish of shells and cheese on the table in a jiffy. Use packaged pre-shredded cheddar cheese for the ultimate in speed and convenience.

When it comes to making the most of weeknight suppers, this family-pleasing recipe is a surefire winner. Enjoy!


8 ounces dried medium shell pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded regular or reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Begin cooking macaroni in a large saucepan according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour and onion powder. Add milk. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring continuously. Remove from heat. Stir in salt and pepper. Add cheese. Stir until cheese has melted. Drain macaroni; return to saucepan. Add cheese mixture; stir gently to combine. Cook over medium-low heat 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.

6 thoughts on “Stovetop Shells and Cheddar Cheese

  1. My family really enjoyed this even with whole wheat shells. Wonderfully creamy and comforting. I love that it is so quick to throw together. Thank you for sharing.

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