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)

Calories 730, Protein 37g, Carbohydrates 49g, Fat 43g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 775mg.

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

This article was originally published on Sep 09, 2016

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