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Easy One Pot Creamy Mac and Cheese

Easy One Pot Creamy Mac and Cheese

Ashika | Gardening Foodie
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4


  • 3 Tablespoons / 24g all purpose / cake flour
  • 3 Tablespoons / 42g butter
  • 2 cups / 500ml milk
  • cups / 625ml water
  • 2 cups / 125g uncooked macaroni
  • 2 cups / 225g grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by melting butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add flour. If you are using onion and mustard powder, then add it now and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add milk and mix into butter and flour mixture and stir until it starts to thicken slightly.
  • Pour in the water and add salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the macaroni and mix. Stir as it starts to bubble and turn down the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes until tender but firm. Remember that the macaroni continues cooking and the sauce thickens even after it has been removed from the stove.
  • Remove from the stove and mix in the grated cheese.
  • Garnish with chopped chives or parsley if you like.
  • Serve immediately.
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