The best one-pot macaroni and cheese

The best one-pot macaroni and cheese

one-pot macaroni and cheese
The best one-pot macaroni and cheese of all time

This is my absolute favourite go to meal. It is quick. It is ridiculously easy. And my kids love it!

I make this one-pot macaroni and cheese often. You know those days when everyone arrives home moaning and demanding a meal? This is the ultimate quick-fix meal.

The beauty of this one-pot macaroni and cheese is…. You guessed it, it only uses one pot. Everything, except the cheese, is dumped into one pot and presto your meal is served.

I also happen to think that this one-pot macaroni and cheese is totally comparable to the regular version. The bonus is that you don’t have to stand and make a separate sauce. The pot does it all for you!

If you need a bit more quick pasta inspiration then check out which is unbelievably delicious. Or if you are a garlic lover this is sublime.

There are some other food bloggers who also have some beautiful pasta recipes on offer. But the one who deserves a special mention is Martha Stewart. She is apparently the creator of the one pot pasta. And in my opinion it’s one the the best food inventions yet. A food blogger who goes by the name of The Greatist has compiled a whole lot of one-pot pasta recipes including the original Martha Stewart recipe –

I hope that you enjoy these recipes. I look forward to seeing your creations. Until next time, Leanne xoxo


The best one-pot macaroni and cheese of all time


3 cups low fat milk (at room temperature)

2 cups water

1 Tbsp vegetable or chicken stock powder

½ tsp mustard powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

¼ tsp onion powder

½ tsp salt

500g penne or elbow macaroni

2 cups finely grated white cheddar cheese (this should ideally be a fat reduced cheese)




  1. Place the milk, water, macaroni and all the spices into a large pot and mix well
  2. Place the pot onto the stove and heat up the contents until they reach boiling point
  3. Once boiling, lower the heat so that the liquid in the pot in simmering slowly and place the lid on the pot
  4. Cook the macaroni for 10 minutes
  5. Make sure to stir the contents of the pot often to make sure that the ingredients don’t stick
  6. Once the cooking time is over remove the pot from the stove and add the first cup of grated cheese
  7. Stir the cheese in well and add the second cup of cheese until the ingredients are well mixed together



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