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5 from 3 votes

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! 
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 16 ounces whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 3 cups vegetable broth 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.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 254mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Calcium: 425mg | Iron: 2.3mg