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One Pot Mac and Cheese |

One Pot Mac and Cheese


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni or shell pasta
  • 2 cups skim milk , plus more if needed
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Monterrey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Place uncooked macaroni in a colander and rinse with water, then allow to drain.
  2. In a large sauce pan, add the macaroni, milk, butter, dried mustard, and salt.
  3. Bring to a simmer cover medium heat. Once it comes to a simmer, turn down to low.
  4. It this point you need to say right by the pot and stir. You will stir for 15-20 minutes until the milk is mostly absorbed and the pasta is tender. You can add more milk if needed. Stirring will prevent a sticky burnt mess.
  5. Add the cheese and stir to combine.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and cover with the lid and let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir and taste. Add more salt if necessary. Will serve 4.
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