This Macaroni Cheese recipe is the one we’ve all been waiting for. So easy. Just 5 ingredients. All cooked in one pan. This is some cheesy magic!
This is a really old recipe that I used to make for my children when they were toddlers. I’ve seen people making a similar baked version on TikTok and I realised you needed this in your life as much as I do.
Please try it, you won’t dis-a-brie! (Boom boom). 🧀
You’ll love this Macaroni Cheese recipe because:
✅ So quick, ready in 15 minutes
✅ No need to make a roux
✅ Ready in under 30 minutes
FAQs on the Macaroni Cheese recipe
Is this a real Macaroni Cheese if it doesn’t have a white sauce?
Friends. This is not the cheesy pasta I grew up with as a child right. BUT. It’s super quick, super comforting and tastes SO GOOD.
It’s not as ✨ saucy ✨ as the original, I’ll give you that. I’m willing to take maybe, 10% less perfect for this ease though.
Who’s with me?!
I’ve just cooked this and it’s got no sauce – help!
This happens if the pasta is left for a while before serving, or if it’s slightly over cooked.
You can add more hot milk and/or cheese and stir well to create more ‘sauce’.
What is the best type of cheese to use for this recipe?
I like a really strong Cheddar plus Parmesan as it gives heaps of flavour.
Can you freeze this pasta recipe?
I am not a big fan of freezing cooked pasta if I can avoid it.
It tends to go quite soggy when it’s defrosted.
Can I add things to this recipe?
Sure, how about, crispy bacon on top, some blue cheese crumbled in or walnuts on top?
Fancy some other easy pasta recipes ?
Hope you enjoy this recipe. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ below!
Also, if you fancy showing me a photo by tagging me on Instagram (@tamingtwins) I LOVE to see your creations and try and share as many of them as I can.
This post was originally published on Jan 27, 2014 and totally updated with new photos and method on Oct 21, 2021.
Macaroni Cheese - One Pan Recipe - Just 5 Ingredients!
This Macaroni Cheese recipe is the one we've all been waiting for. So easy. Just 5 ingredients. All cooked in one pan. This is some cheesy magic!
- 300 g Macaroni
- 900 ml Whole milk
- 1 tsp Mustard
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 200 g Cheddar cheese Grated
- 50 g Parmesan Grated
- 50 g Breadcrumbs
- 50 g Cheddar cheese Grated
Put the macaroni, milk, mustard and salt and pepper into a pan and cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes until the pasta is al dente and lots of the milk has been absorbed.
Turn off the heat and stir in the cheeses. Stir very well until everything is melted and combined.
Top with the breadcrumbs and additional cheese and pop under a hot grill until crispy on top. Not necessary, but adds a delicious crunch.