Place uncooked macaroni in a colander and rinse with water, then allow to drain.
In a large sauce pan, add the macaroni, milk, butter, dried mustard, and salt.
Bring to a simmer cover medium heat. Once it comes to a simmer, turn down to low.
It this point you need to say right by the pot and stir. You will stir for 15-20 minutes until the milk is mostly absorbed and the pasta is tender. You can add more milk if needed. Stirring will prevent a sticky burnt mess.
Add the cheese and stir to combine.
Remove the pot from the heat and cover with the lid and let sit for 5 minutes.
Stir and taste. Add more salt if necessary. Will serve 4.
This is a lot like my crockpot mac and cheese recipe, but it is obviously faster since it's made on the stove. Probably takes about 20 minutes total for the noodles to finish cooking. It is so easy to make a good mac&cheese that all the kids will enjoy and is healthier than the boxed kind. The kids loved it. It wasn't as good the next day, though- dried out a bit.
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