One-Pot Mac and Cheese

You won’t believe how simple this creamy mac and cheese is to pull together.

Directions

Preparation time:
10 minutes
Total time:
20 minutes
Makes:
4 servings
One-pot mac and cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups finely grated old cheddar
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)

Directions

  • Boil milk with water, butter and salt in a pot over medium.
  • Add macaroni. Cook, stirring often, until macaroni is tender, 10 to 12 min. (It’s OK if it’s a little saucy.)
  • Remove from heat. Stir in cheddar, mascarpone and mustard until cheese melts.

Packing tip

Combine cheeses with mustard in a plastic container. Keep in cooler until ready to cook and stir into pasta when tender.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent July 2015 issue, this recipe has a triple-tested guarantee from the Chatelaine Kitchen powered by GE.

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Nutrition (per Serving)

calories
730
protein
37 g
carbohydrates
49 g
fat
43 g
fibre
2 g
iron
2 mg
sodium
775 mg
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