Easy & Cheesy Macaroni & Cheese Recipe (One Pot, 3 Ingredients, 10 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Easy & Cheesy Macaroni & Cheese Recipe (One Pot, 3 Ingredients, 10 Minutes)

Forget that blue box! This three-ingredient macaroni and cheese recipe will be your new go-to when you need the cheese. This one-pot macaroni and cheese recipe is smooth, creamy and delicious.

To make this homemade macaroni and cheese for dinner or lunch today you will need just three simple ingredients from the fridge and pantry. Grab some elbow macaroni, half and half or milk and cheese. The pasta noodles are cooked in the half and half, which results in the creamiest mac and cheese ever. 

This creamy mac and cheese recipe recipe can be served as a side dish or main dish (the kids would love that).

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 5 cups half and half or milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack 

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Recipe Notes

  • If you prefer to bake your mac and cheese, no problem. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and pop it under the broiler until the top is browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Use whatever type of cheese you like!
  • Store the macaroni and cheese in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Pour the half and half into a large pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add the elbow macaroni and cook until pasta is tender, about 9 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the cheese. Stir until melted.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 716

Total Fat: 11.4g

Saturated Fat: 5.4g

Cholesterol: 28mg

Sodium: 164mg

Total Carbohydrate: 122.8g

Dietary Fiber: 5.7g

Total Sugars: 8.1g

Protein: 27.3g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 222mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 51mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This sounds so good. Best comfort food ever!
Mmm, yes please.
Love homemade Mac and cheese! 😋

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