Stovetop Mac and Cheese


 Today I’m thrilled to be sharing with you a special recipe from the Southern Plate Magazine! Feel free to post this on facebook, pin it, share it with friends, and print it!

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Southern Plate Magazine soon as it is only available for a very limited time. In it, you’ll find 20 full menus, over 80 exclusive recipes, with a photo of each recipe!

You can find the Southern Plate Magazine on newsstands or purchase it online with free shipping by clicking here.  

If you’ve found the Southern Plate Magazine in a store near you, please share where you got yours in the comments below! So far I’ve seen them at Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Publix, and Barnes and Noble. 


Stovetop Mac and Cheese from Southern Plate Magazine - available for a limited time!


Stovetop Mac and Cheese from the Southern Plate Magazine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 5 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni (about 2½ cups uncooked)
  • Paprika (optional)
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; whisk in flour. Cook, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Add Cheddar, cream cheese, and mustard, stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in cooked macaroni and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.





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  1. Linda S says

    Purchased 3 copies but have not received as of this writing. One copy will be mailed to Dubai to my niece who LOVES to cook and is an outstanding cook. Enjoy your website very much.

  2. Barbara Brown says

    I received my first two issues at the same time, but have not received the latest one. I’m looking forward to reading it as I read the two cost to cover as soon as they came in the mail. I love your recipes and chatter so I knew I would love your magazine too! Keep on keepin on Christy – we all love you!

  3. Michelle Nelson says

    Please pick me. I love to win the….

    oh wait. That’s all over with isn’t it? (tee hee) Seriously, I’m willing to come over and help you eat some Mac’n Cheese anytime.

  4. Heather B. in NC says

    I bought mine at Food Lion in Winston Salem, NC. We had the chopped bacon veggie salad with bacon dressing and pizza grilled sammies that night. We used kale instead of leaf lettuce and OMG, Christy it was sooo good. We are having the cheesy broccoli chicken casserole, rice and stewed tomatoes tonite. We’re having one meal from the magazine per week so we can make it last! You have got a real winner on your hands. If this is a preview of the style of the new cookbook I can’t wait for it to come out. The old one was great but this one will be even better! Your hard work really paid off- Thanks!

  5. Deb Harris says

    I enjoyed your newsletter that I received this morning. I looked up the brownie pie ( never have a recipe that too easy. I love brownies & pie crust. I had always made chocolate cream pie in pie crust until I tried it once in Oreo crust when my kids were young. Then pie crust just wouldn’t work anymore. I’m going to make the brownie pie because it sounds good to me! I was reading some of the comments from people who had gotten their autographed magazine in the last few days. I hoped that meant I would get mine soon. About an hour later the mail came & there it was. I’m looking forward to reading it. I also subscribe to Southern Living & never miss your column. Thanks for all you do.

  6. Janel says

    I love macaroni and cheese and am anxious to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us along with all the other delicious sounding recipes you tell us about. What would we do without you, Christy? God bless you!

  7. kaye says

    Got my Southern Plate magazine while driving to the beach in SOUTHERN Alabama!! Love that mag, and LOVE Christy Jordan, lots and LOTS!! WHOOO HOOOO!!! NOW that’s a winning combination, NO MATTER WHERE YOU’RE AT TOO!


  8. Sharon Carson says

    Hi Christy! I bought your Southern Plate Classics at my local Sam’s Club, here in Williamstown NJ. I just made your Southern Tea recipe and my hubby and I and our 10 year-old daughter loved it. This tea will be making a regular appearance on our table from here on out. I will be checking my local bookstore for your cookbook. Although I wasn’t raised in the South, I have a sincere appreciation for traditional Southern cooking and love to try new recipes. Thanks for a good read.

  9. Pattie says

    I love my Southern Plate magazine! So glad I found your website. You are such an inspiration to me. There is nothing like good old-fashioned home cooking! My family enjoys sweet tea and yours is the best recipe! Continued blessings to you and your family, Christy.

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