Creamy One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

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  • 2 1/2 cups 2% milk (or whole)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • salt
  • pepper

NutritionView more

Sodium42% DV1000mg
Fat48% DV31g
Protein53% DV27g
Carbs16% DV49g
Fiber8% DV2g
Calories590Calories from Fat280
Total Fat31g48%
Saturated Fat19g95%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat280
Total Carbohydrate49g16%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Levan 10 days ago
It turned out great was super easy! My daughter is extremely picky so this was a great and easy dish. Good food within 15 minutes.
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Hannah 9 Nov 2018
kids loved it and super simple and quick
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Lisa 5 Aug 2018
Really good had to add much more cheese though
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Hall 23 Jun 2018
Really good but I sometimes like to add seasoned bread crumbs:)
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Michelle L 18 Jun 2018
Okay, wasn’t fond of the consistency.
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Pati A. 28 May 2018
Delicious! I never thought of cooking the macaroni in milk, it looks different so I thought it wasn't cooking, so I added more milk. It still tastes wonderful and was so easy, I'll never make boxed again! I also sauteed some onions and smoked sausage and added to it, it was divine!
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Nicole H. 7 May 2018
I followed the recipe exactly using whole milk and this turned out horribly. It was a bland thick goopy mess and no one in the family enjoyed it. I've made mac and cheese before, from the box and home made, and never run into an issue like this. Hard pass.
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Greenleaf 28 Apr 2018
This recipe is good. I added some garlic powder. I'd recommend using more than one type of cheese.
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Adam M. 15 Apr 2018
It was ok. Noodles not quite soft enough
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Heather L. 30 Jan 2018
My husband and bulldog liked it, but I didn’t. The consistency would be fine, if I liked the taste. I used mild cheddar, and am not a fan. I think I’d enjoy different cheese, so “Next time, Gadget!”
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Jan O. 30 Dec 2017
So easy to make. Made it exactly as recipe and would make again
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Yvonne 13 Dec 2017
Meh....not bad. A bit glue like....super thick and really sticky.. The dogs loved it.
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Autumn Snyder 25 Nov 2017
the taste was wicked good. My only downfall was it kept thickening up on me a lot. i used whole milk to help thin it out but if i looked away for 1 minute it was think again.
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Suzanne Blimling 23 Oct 2017
It was very yummy. I did add some Gouda to it and extra cream cheese.
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Samantha W. 11 Oct 2017
Pretty good I changed it a little
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Jennifer Codding 9 Oct 2017
Absolutely delicious! Just what I was craving, but even better.
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Joyce 23 Sep 2017
I had to add at least 1 1/2 more milk and 3 tbsp of butter to get the noodles tender. Once I added the shredded cheddar cheese it became thick and sticky. My family hated it.
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Andrea 11 Sep 2017
I followed it exactly would say the noodles were too firm for my liking and would use more milk next time.
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Lauren R. 30 Aug 2017
I've made this several times and it's always a hit! I add two cups of sharp cheddar and some heavy cream to make it extra yummy. Sometimes I even add bacon!
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Zoe 29 Aug 2017
None of the family cared for this. Used whole milk, maybe that could have changed it. Also used 2 cups sharp cheddar. It came out grainy and did not have much of a cheese flavor. Also it took a lot more than the 2.5 cups of milk to cook the noodles. I recommend cooking the noodles to al dente before cooking with the milk.
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Aoyagi Suika 10 Aug 2017
I had to add milk to finish cooking the pasta and it turned out a little dry, but other than that it's good and really easy to make.
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ashley lopez 6 Aug 2017
Awsome recipe absolutely delicious
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Piper 31 Jul 2017
The noodles didn't cook in 10 minutes so I gave it a few more but after that it was great!
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Rachael K. 26 Jul 2017
This recipie turned out EXCELLENT! I used whole milk (which curdles less in this case) and it was thick and creamy. My boyfriend is used to boiling pasta beforehand and he told me it would be gross with the milk. After his first bite he asked for more. Certainly a delicious fave! I stirred it almost constantly, so instead of stirring it often, I reccomend continuously stirring it and letting it rest once in awhile for 30 seconds. I also needed to add about 2tbsp of water.
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Hi Goodmorning 6 Jul 2017 turned out creamy and very good for my family.I am sure the kids will love it
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Lisa C. 26 Jun 2017
I'm a mac n cheese afficionato and in all my 48 years, I can't believe I never came upon this recipe. Delicious!
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Aurhora 21 Jun 2017
This is delicious and very easy to do! Thought I think I've put too much cheese in it because it got less creamier and more sticky very fast. Try using a very sharp and orange cheese for a lot of flavor and color, that way you won't have to put too much cheese in it.
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Emma Garrood 17 Jun 2017
Turned out great, first time making mac and cheese too :) happy happy tummy
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Triniti Westlund 16 Jun 2017
Good but interesting
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Dila A. 13 Jun 2017
it was really tasty and creamy i absolutely loved it