Best Stove Top Mac and Cheese Recipe. What cook doesn't go in search of the best macaroni and cheese recipe on the internet? Well, to keep it simple, this pasta recipe shows you how to make the best mac and cheese on the stovetop. This recipe is easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner. You'll need dried short pasta, whole or 2% milk, all-purpose flour, kosher salt, powdered mustard and shredded cheese, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Colby.