One-Pot Mac and Cheese

    • Prep Time10 mins
    • Total Time20 mins
    • Makes4 servings
One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Photo: Roberto Caruso

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


  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni

  • 3 cups finely grated old cheddar

  • 1/2 cup mascarpone

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard, (optional)


  • 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.

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 37g, Carbohydrates 49g, Fat 43g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 775mg.

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

This article was originally published on Sep 09, 2016