April 30, 2016

One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Hi CGH readers!  It’s Malinda from Countryside Cravings bringing you another super quick one pot meal- One Pot Macaroni and Cheese!

One Pot Macaroni & Cheese | CGH Lifestyle

I love this recipe and so does my family.  My husband is a huge mac and cheese fan and I prefer not to make the boxed stuff.  Not that I haven’t made it before, just prefer a homemade route.

However, most recipes require you to boil the noodles, make a cheese sauce separately and then bake it.  Not that those are bad, I just prefer a faster version and not so many dishes.

One Pot Macaroni & Cheese

So, I came up with this way of making everything in one pot and the end results are fabulous!  Thick and creamy macaroni and cheese!  WIN!

This dish is perfect as a main course served with some steamed vegetables or as a side dish alongside your barbecue dishes!

One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Cook time: 15 minutes


1 pound elbow noodles

5 cups milk

¾ teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons butter


In a large pot bring milk to a boil.  Add in pasta, salt and pepper.  Boil uncovered, stirring on occasion, for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.  Reduce heat to low and stir in cheeses and butter until melted.  Remove from heat.  If your macaroni and cheese is a little thick stir in some more milk a little at a time.

One Pot Macaroni & Cheese

  • sidra fatima

    Looks yummy, gotta try it!

  • Ieva

    Want to try! Looks so good!

  • Richard Char


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  • Allison

    This sounds so good right now.

  • Yaneth Barrera

    😱👍🏼 My mouth is watering.
    I do love macaroni and cheese, so I will try it.

  • Bhumi


  • Jeena Bittenbender

    There is no better comfort food then Mac and Cheese that’s home made. This recipe looks increadable. I think I will make it myself on Friday. Thank you for sharing it with me…

  • ㋡Brianna Atkinson㋡

    Looks so delicious I’m totally going to give this recipe a go !

  • Alexis Housey

    Yum! Recipe for Mothers day!

  • samantha smith

    This looks good! I love mac and cheese!

  • Ben Cogan

    Thats looks like something my daughters will love!

  • MBGrammer

    I might have the only kid around that won’t eat mac n cheese.

  • Emma

    This looks so good! It made me hungry!

  • Erin


  • Sophie

    Looks Yummy!!

  • Lauren


  • Sandy Martinez

    Looks sooo delicious

  • Vanessa Affandy

    Ohmygosh they look so good!!

  • Mónica López


  • Julie1989

    This looks SOO good, my mouth is watering!

  • Julie1989

    This looks so YUM

  • Frinda Boursiani


  • L Saturday

    I’m actually craving for pasta right now and this is perfect!

  • Reemma

    I love Mac and Cheese will give this a try!

  • Erika Aleman

    This looks so good and easy

  • Monica

    I love Mac and cheese!

  • April monty

    Wow this looks so delicious and very easy too,who doesn’t like that combo?

  • Dollar Attri


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  • Kristen Marie

    Looks delicious!

  • Svetlana


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  • ST

    Looks so yummy!! I should really try this one day…

  • Jhazel

    My mom made it and it was sooo good ❤💕

  • Preity Sinha

    I love these and so my boyfriend!!

  • Danielle B. Davis

    My sister would love this…

  • Jimena Fernandez

    makes me crave mac and cheese

  • Nicolette

    Looks good I want to try it!

  • Wid A


  • arrowii

    It looks delicious

  • Romina

    Me encanta la cocina,voy a probar estos macarrones con queso… Thank you
    Un mm

  • Sonia Hernandez

    Looks really tasty. Can’t wait to try this out

  • Renahe

    I love to cook, but homemade mac and cheese is one thing I’ve never been great at (I’m not a fan of the recipes that use that many dishes either, plus it’s too hot for an oven right now in Florida) so this sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  • Madisen Yoder


  • ❁M❁A❁R❁I❁T❁Z❁A❁

    I’m not much of a cook but this definitely seems like an easy task! Thanks for the recipe!!

  • Jorchet


  • Sharon Pickett


  • Gotta try this!

  • Sarah Cratin

    so good

  • Sharon Fdez O

    Yummy! 😋❤️

  • Ashley Asay Reese

    I’m all about one pot meals. This looks good.

  • Sarah Hurd


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  • Jenna Ley

    Looks really good

  • Jewell Tovar

    I can’t wait to make this!

  • Melanie Perez

    Mm mm great to make whenever!!! 🙂

  • Catherine Tan

    Definitely making this ASAP!

  • Gina Rose

    This looks so yummy!

  • Sidney Kuhnert

    I need to make that

  • Sidney Kuhnert


  • solozzo

    I love pasta!

  • Ella Stanley

    this looks delicious! 😋

  • Wow, that looks amazing. Got to love Mac & Cheese and even more if it’s a One Pot Meal!

  • Debra McDermott

    looks good

  • Sophia

    This is interesting!

  • Alyona

    it is so yummy. I am a cheese adicted

  • Ocean Tennyson

    I am so making this today!

  • cortney brown

    I love mac n cheese

  • Emilus Ortiz

    Yummy 😋

  • Linh Thuy

    It looks really good <3 I really want to try one day

  • Amina

    i want to try and make that it looks delicious

  • Morgan

    Looks so good!

  • Jillian Stone

    I wanna try

  • Victoria

    Looks really good!

  • Patricia Martin Salvador

    I love cheese and this is amazing

  • Gwyneth Parallag

    Now I’m craving the cheesy homely goodness of Mac and cheese

  • Annabel Foster


  • sophia cavalcante

    This looks so easy and yummy!

  • Victoria White

    this looks amazing!!!

  • Enrique J. Trinidad

    so easy! gonna give this a shot soon!

  • Lanee Colarossi

    looks very yummy!

  • Kenzi Walcer

    Looks so good

  • Makenzie Homan

    This is how my family of 6 always makes mac-n-cheese. It is soooooooo good!

  • Eudys Loaiza

    Just add bacon!!

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    This is an awesome recipe! It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  • Karen Sanchez

    This looks good😩

  • Sam Barnet

    So going to try this

  • Aimee

    Bad idea to read through food posts at 1AM!

  • Ashley

    Quick and easy I love it

  • Lori

    Looks great and easy to do.

  • Nancy Castro

    This looks like a great recipe!

  • zyanrios

    This looks sooooo delicious!!! Gonna try it some day *-*

  • Xictlaly and Dolores

    This made me hungry.

  • Dave McCausland

    That One Pot Mac N Cheese looks like some #EpicGoodness

  • Andre Walker

    Looks so good!!

  • Macall

    Yum! I love homemade Mac and cheese. I will have to try this 🙂

  • Payton

    I am sick so this might help me get better! It also looks delicious!!!!

  • Hannah Brown

    Looks delicious!

  • Valeria


  • Damani

    That looks so good

  • Wendy Diaz

    OMG!!! YUMMM!!!!

  • Paris Perez

    Looks so good! Can’t wait to try it, thank you for the easy instructions!!

  • Sydney

    this looks super yummy! I’ll have to try it soon

  • Mónica López


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  • Alma Fraga

    Love it i will sure make this recipe

  • Chelsea Garay

    The pictures made my stomach growl! 🙂 x

  • tank324

    I’m getting hungry now.

  • Sarah


  • Samir Hmdme

    this macaroni and cheese looks so so good! and i love the one pot thing 🙂 thank you

  • Charlene

    I always wanted to try this i am from Germany and here its Not an usual thing so i am excited to try this

  • Eva Ianaro

    Who doesn’t love mac n cheese ???? Yum! I use the yellow box Barilla elbow – higher in protein 😉

  • Elisheva Steinbrecher

    looks delicious!

  • Symone R


  • MBGrammer

    Looks tasty.

  • Jennie

    That looks SO good.

  • Yasmine


  • Tess

    I really love macaroni and cheese and this one looks amazing too! I think my mom would love it too so maybe we can try it soon! ❤️

  • Faith R

    My husband would loove this!

  • Lucy Sherrington

    Mm looks amazing!!

  • Queenla

    This looks delicious. I’m going to give it a try tonight!

  • Samantha

    Thank you for this simple yet delicious mac and cheese recipe 🙂

  • Nabila Bestari

    Gotta make it now 💞

  • Allison

    ☺ cool

  • Stacy Menendez


  • Khadijah Abd-Wahab

    Finally found the simplest Mac and cheese recipe! 😋

  • Alejandra Villarroel

    Looks yummy!

  • Erika Serna

    I love Mac& Cheese!! It looks so good!

  • Vanessa Zepeda

    Delicious!!# 🍴🍝😋

  • Divya Agrawal

    Delicious 😋

  • faye

    Looks delicious! 🙂

  • Jimena Fernandez

    This looks so good

  • Xictlaly and Dolores


  • Shalina Shrestha

    This looks delicious!!

  • Brooklyn Burnette

    I LOVE Mac and cheese! I have to try this!

  • emily

    that looks delicous. definitely will be trying out the recipe!

  • Alicia

    I seriously needed this recipe in my life. This is so much faster than how I usually make it.

  • Sandra Cenon

    will definitely suggest this to my mom! she loves to cook for us :”)

  • Sandra Baez


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  • Dawn Meyers

    I have to make this!! It looks delish!

  • shruti shakya

    It’s awesome!!!!! 🙂

  • Beatrix

    this looks so good!! i love mac and cheese

  • hanh nguyen

    love Mac and Cheese

  • Claudia Sanchez

    Yaaasss! Mac and cheese is the best thing ever

  • Chinasa Okuma

    this looks really delicious!!

  • Tiffany


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  • Samous Aquino

    omg this looks so good, my mouth is literally watering!

  • Jordan Asher

    This looks delicious!

  • farah Taj

    it looks dilicious

  • Iris Adrienne Hong

    Mac and cheese is my favourite

  • Danielle

    I’ve never tried mac and cheese but this sounds so delicious!! thank you for sharing

  • Devinee

    yummmmmmmm! im eating mac n chees rn

  • Cookie Smart

    Definetly gonna try this!

  • Abdel Mentalist

    Looks good

  • Cesia Flores

    Looks good

  • Jessie McLeod

    Looks so goood!

  • Kaitlyn Dureg

    This looks amazing! Gotta try it soon!

  • Svetlana

    Wow 😳. Have to try it ! 😱😍😍❤️

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  • Hannah Cooke

    Must try!! ☺

  • mich.19


  • taylor layne

    this is SO good!!

  • BH

    Can’t wait to try this 😋 Looks so yummy !

  • sage rawls

    I made this, and it is the BOMB!

  • Julia Patterson

    Looks soooo good!!

  • Manisha Mookherjee

    yummy will have to try this out tomorrow!!! ;D

  • Caitlynn


  • Jennifer Lew

    I’ll have to try this for dinner tonight!

  • Shh Ciara Shh Ciara

    i love this!!!

  • Alyssa Cantu

    Super yummy!

  • Melanie

    I am a sucker for Mac n cheese!! It’s one of my favorite foods! I’m gonna have to try to cook this tomorrow, it’s so delicious I’m getting bad cravings!

  • Katherine

    I tried this, so delicious!!!!! I love mac n cheese, this was way better than the recipe I do:P YUM!

  • Sireena

    Looks Great!

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  • Samantha Sandoval

    Looks amazing!! I’m going try this tonight!

  • Gess

    yum. this just made me super hungry.

  • Avital Frank


  • Glowariana

    I have to make this it looks delicious!

  • Nadia Carbajal


  • Nicole

    Looks so good!