Easy Skillet Mac & Cheese

Comfort food at its finest, this skillet mac & cheese is so easy! Just the skillet and a pasta pot, the and a quick broil, and this is ready FAST!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 801kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks


  • 1 lb dry pasta – macaroni rotini, shells
  • 6 Tbs butter
  • 6 Tbs flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded (divide)
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese shredded (divided)


  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta til al dente – drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat – don’t let it brown.
  • Add the flour to the butter, and whisk together over the heat.
  • When the mixture bubbles for 30 seconds, whisk in the milk, and cook, stirring regularly until it thickens (about 3-5 mins)
  • Add the salt and pepper and test for seasoning.
  • Keep aside a half cup each of the cheeses, and stir in the rest - whisking until smooth.
  • When the pasta is almost done but still firm, drain it.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat, and add the pasta folding it to combine it thoroughly.
  • Top with remaining cheese, and place under a broiler until browned and bubbling.
  • Remove from oven, and let cool slightly.
  • Devour.


Calories: 801kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1193mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Calcium: 756mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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