One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

 Creamy, comforting mac and cheese comes together in one pot--no pre-boiling noodles necessary. This ultimate comfort dish gets a speedy and healthy make-over! 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese, One Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 16 ounces whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 3 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups milk any variety, even half and half will work
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg optional
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar
  • 3/4 cup Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan


  • Bring pasta, stock, seasonings and butter to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until pasta has absorbed most of the stock and is very al dente--about 7 minutes.
  • Add in milk, nutmeg, and cheese and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until pasta has absorbed milk and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 924mg40%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Calcium 425mg43%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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