Creamy One Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe | Yummly

Creamy One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Lissa L.: "The recipe is very good as written. However, I fi…" Read More
Read Directions
Add to Meal Planner

Add to Meal Planner


  • 2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk (or whole)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Did you make this?
    Add All to Shopping List
    Add to Meal Planner

    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 A15%
    Vitamin C4%

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

    Recipe Tags


    Lissa L. 7 months ago
    The recipe is very good as written. However, I find it necessary to add extra liquid every time. I also skip the butter except when using fat-free milk and add a pinch of salt during cooking, along with whatever other seasonings i choose to use.
    Kimmberly P. 8 months ago
    great this is the only recipe I use to make mac and cheese! I don't use cheddar but part Velveeta and Colby Jack cheese.
    Grayson Schwendeman 9 months ago
    It turned out okay, but I had to add more milk at the end to melt the cheese, more cheese (that's a personal preference though) and it has a little of a chalky texture. The chalky texture may be from the shredded cheese itself though.
    QuickFoodLover a year ago
    AMAZING, easy, fast. add a littlw more milk and its perfect
    Haggin a year ago
    Wonderful. Easy, quick, delicious and clean up is a breeze. this is second time I have made this. great recipe.
    Monique a year ago
    Fantastic and easy to make
    Jasmine Wyre a year ago
    Delicious and easy to make!!!
    Steve a year ago
    Excellent. I added some onion powder and rubbed sage. A bit more milk would have made for a creamier texture
    Wood 2 years ago
    Easy and delicious .
    Hailey Jensen 2 years ago
    This was quite bland and the consistency of the sauce wasn’t right
    Katie R. 2 years ago
    I made one addition of a parmesan rind while cooking the pasta. Everything turned out delicious!
    Sondra Cohen Hale 2 years ago
    Excellent and so easy!
    Lauren Crespin 2 years ago
    everyone is right: consistency was off. next time I'll use more milk!
    Levan 2 years 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.
    Hannah 2 years ago
    kids loved it and super simple and quick
    Lisa 2 years ago
    Really good had to add much more cheese though
    Hall 2 years ago
    Really good but I sometimes like to add seasoned bread crumbs:)
    Michelle L 2 years ago
    Okay, wasn’t fond of the consistency.
    Pati A. 2 years ago
    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!
    Nicole H. 2 years ago
    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.
    Greenleaf 2 years ago
    This recipe is good. I added some garlic powder. I'd recommend using more than one type of cheese.
    Adam M. 2 years ago
    It was ok. Noodles not quite soft enough
    Heather L. 3 years ago
    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!”
    Jan O. 3 years ago
    So easy to make. Made it exactly as recipe and would make again
    Yvonne 3 years ago
    Meh....not bad. A bit glue like....super thick and really sticky.. The dogs loved it.
    Autumn Snyder 3 years ago
    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.
    Suzanne Blimling 3 years ago
    It was very yummy. I did add some Gouda to it and extra cream cheese.
    Samantha W. 3 years ago
    Pretty good I changed it a little
    Jennifer Codding 3 years ago
    Absolutely delicious! Just what I was craving, but even better.
    Joyce 3 years ago
    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.