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

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  1. 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…

  2. 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!

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

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

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

  6. 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! ❤️

  7. 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!

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