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Easy One-pot Mac ‘n’ Cheese

by Matthew Johnsonfeatured in Easy Vs. Ultimate: Mac 'N' Cheese


for 6 servings

  • 5 cups whole milk (1.18 L)
  • 1 box elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup butter (115 g)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (200 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • fresh parsley, to serve

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 527
    Fat 40g
    Carbs 18g
    Fiber 0g
    Sugar 10g
    Protein 23g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large pot on medium-high heat, gently heat the milk to a simmer.
  2. Add in the elbow macaroni. Cook until the pasta is tender.
  3. Once the noodles are cooked, turn off the heat. Add in the butter, cheddar, salt, and pepper. Fold these ingredients with the pasta until the cheese and butter melt into the milk to create a thick sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!
  5. Enjoy!