One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese

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So a random fact… as soon as I hear Mac and cheese I think American food but to my surprise mac and cheese actually originates from northern Europe. Regardless, as a foodie I believe no matter where a dish is from, it is to be enjoyed and respected. Respect is important kids!

Respect is important because food links closely to culture. And culture is essentially a set of beliefs institutions or in simple words a way of life. Which has been passed down from generations to generations. I digress but this one pot mac and cheese which comes together in less than 15 minutes is a prime example of everything I just said. Its quick, easy and has my respect.

Do you know anyone who doesn’t love Mac and Cheese? This One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese is my go-to recipe for a busy day, put together in less than 15 minutes and served to family and friends. They absolutely love it, and it is so fulfilling and tasty!

This recipe is perfect for when you are in a rush and need a filling fix for lunch or dinner, and possibly breakfast.. who says you can’t have Mac and Cheese for breakfast? 🙂



Creamy filling with a crispy top

A quick One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese recipe that can be put together in less than 15 minutes, ready to serve your family and friends.
Keeping it deliciously crispy – this Mac and Cheese is perfect!

What’s so special about Mac and Cheese?

I honestly believe that every person should have the perfect Mac and Cheese recipe saved for a rainy day, a recipe that can be put together so quickly and dished up when you’re short for time and looking for a quick fix.

As for this One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese, not only does it save the time and effort of thinking what to prepare for dinner after a hard days work, it also saves you on washing extra dishes, as it’s put together in one pot! Now that is special on a whole new level! 🙂

There are so many different ways Mac and Cheese can be made, a wide mix of vegetables that can be added and whole range of spices for explosive taste, but even in its simple form of just macaroni and cheese, it tastes absolutely delicious, and loved by so many!

Have you tried my Tasty Simple Four Cheese Mac and Cheese? Check it now!


Top Tips for your One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese

Leave this recipe for a weeknight, when you’re in search of a quick dinner to make, this comes together in less than 15 minutes!

Once your pasta, cheese and spices are all combined and ready, it may look a little looser or runnier than you would like, but don’t worry! Once cooled and served, it becomes thicker as the pasta dries when put aside.

Kids love pasta in all its shapes and forms! If you have guests coming over, or maybe your nieces and nephews, and you feel you want to spice things up for them, you can transfer your Mac and Cheese into a deep baking dish and top with an extra cup of shredded mozzarella and 25 grams of Panko Crumbs to make it super crunchy, like i’ve done in this recipe.


Scrumptiously Tasty and fulfilling Mac and Cheese in one pot

A delicious dinner idea and absolute treat for your family and kids with this One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese recipe.
Guaranteed taste with this One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • Pasta
  • Mild Cheddar
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Philadelphia Cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Double Cream
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Panko Crumbs
The ingredients needed to make your One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese

Step by Step

Start with adding the water to the pot and bring to a boil, followed by the milk and also let it come to a boil. Add your pasta with all the seasonings.

Boil the mixture until pasta is al dente. This took approximately 8 minutes but may vary depending on pasta and what is written on the packaging.

Start with adding the water to the pot and bring to a boil, followed by the milk and also let it come to a boil.  Add your pasta with all the seasonings.

Add the mild cheddar, double cream, cream cheese and mozzarella and let them all boil together for about 2 minutes, just enough to combine and mix together all the cheese.

Do not overcook so the pasta doesn’t become too soft. Add salt to the mixture.

Add the mild cheddar, double cream, cream cheese and mozzarella and let them all boil together for about 2 minutes, just enough to combine and mix together all the cheese.

Transfer into a 27cm wide Le Creuset oval oven dish and top with an extra cup of mozzarella and panko crumbs.

Transfer into a 27cm wide Le Creuset oval oven dish and top with an extra cup of mozzarella and panko crumbs to make your One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese.

Put into a preheated oven until the top becomes completely melted and crunchy.

Put into a preheated oven until the top becomes completely melted and crunchy and your One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese recipe is done.

Serve and enjoy! 🙂


Getting extra creative

Topping your One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese with mozzarella and crumbs is really fun and watching them melt and become extra crispy in the oven is mouth watering but the best bit is, it doesn’t just stop at Panko Crumbs!

Here’s your chance to get really creative and instead, use smashed up Ritz Crackers, or maybe smashed up cornflakes, or literally any kind of gluten free crackers you would like!

For added flavour and taste, crisps are your go-to! Who would’ve thought it?

Keep your eyes peeled for a Tangy Chilli Heated Spicy mix Mac and Cheese recipe coming 👀


Frequently Asked Questions

What are Panko Crumbs?

Panko Crumbs are a Japanese style breadcrumbs but much drier and flakier and so absorb less oil. They give you a lighter and crunchier topping, with added taste.

How is One Pot Mac and Cheese different from the usual Mac and Cheese?

In the One Pot Mac and Cheese, you cook the macaroni in the milk that makes your sauce. Made in 15 minutes and all in one pot!

What does a cup measurement equal?

In the UK, 1 cup is equal to 16 tablespoons or 250 mls.


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And of course feel free to leave any questions, comments, or reviews! This is the best place to reach me, and I’d love to hear from you 🙂


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One Pot Super Simple Mac and Cheese

Cook Time 15 min Total Time 15 mins Servings: 5

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start with adding the water to the pot and bring to a boil, followed by the milk and also let it come to a boil. Add your pasta with all the seasonings.

  2. Boil the mixture until pasta is al dente. This took approximately 8 minutes but may vary depending on pasta and what is written on the packaging.

  3. Add the mild cheddar, double cream, cream cheese and mozzarella and let them all boil together for about 2 minutes, just enough to combine and mix together all the cheese.

  4. Do not overcook so the pasta doesn’t become too soft. Add salt to the mixture.

  5. Transfer into a 27cm wide Le Creuset oval oven dish and top with an extra cup of mozzarella and panko crumbs.

  6. Put into a preheated oven until the top becomes completely melted and crunchy.

  7. Serve and enjoy! 🙂

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I'm Nelly, the recipes I share here are inspired by the people, cultures and places beloved to me. Peanutswirls represents my love for food, cooking and hosting. I hope to share with you a taste of the Middle East influnced by my upbringing in the West.

I can't wait to see what we cook together.

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