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One-Pot Mac & Cheese

So much better than boxed pasta & super easy to make!

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Equipment List

  • Dutch oven or large heavy-bottom pot
  • Cheese grater


  • 3 c whole milk
  • 2 c chicken stock
  • 16 oz Cavatappi pasta
    - can use other twisty pasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 c sharp cheddar cheese
    - 8 oz, freshly shredded
  • 1 c gouda cheese
    - 4 oz, freshly shredded

Preparation Instructions

  • Shred cheese
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Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat to 161°F
  • Add 3 c whole milk to pan
  • Add 2 c chicken stock to pan
  • Add 16 oz Cavatappi pasta to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Note: Stir frequently, scraping bottom of pot to avoid noodles sticking.
  • Note: You want most of the liquid absorbed and the pasta to be tender. You can adjust time up or down to accommodate the type of pasta you are using.
  • Remove from heat
  • Add 1 tsp salt , 1/2 tsp ground mustard and 1/4 tsp black pepper to pan
  • Add 2 c sharp cheddar cheese and 1 c gouda cheese to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Stir ingredients until cheese is fully melted. Serve immediately.

Finishing Instructions

  • Sauce will thicken as it sits. Add milk to make it creamier, if needed.
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