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15 minute Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese

The easiest mac and cheese ever made on the stove top and ready in 15 minutes!
Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Lactose Free, Pasta
Keyword stove top macaroni and cheese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 383 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 8 oz elbow macaroni noodles (preferably whole grain)
  • 1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread
  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 package GO Veggie! Lactose and Soy Free Cheddar Shreds (about 2 ½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal, optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions in a large pot. Drain and then pour back into the pot. 
  2. Reduce heat to low and immediately add in buttery spread, almond milk and GO Veggie! Cheddar Shreds. Gently stir with a wooden spoon until cheese begins to melt and form into a nice and thick sauce. If it’s WAY too thick, add in ¼ cup more of almond milk, just remember we want creamy, not soupy mac and cheese. 
  3. Stir in flaxseed meal for added nutrition if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes about 4 servings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

For added nutrition such as fiber and omegas, add in the flaxseed meal.

You can also stir in peas, cauliflower or broccoli!

I like using whole grain macaroni noodles, but whole grain fusilli would also work.

Feel free to use real butter instead of a vegan buttery spread if you aren't dairy free.

Nutrition Facts
15 minute Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.1g19%
Carbohydrates 48.6g16%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Protein 19.8g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.