One-Pot Stove Top Creamy Mac And Cheese


To celebrate and welcome the first day of fall, I’ve made a yummy and simple mac and cheese for you.

It can be made really quickly (and we all love that, don’t we), you only need one pot, and you don’t even have to heat up the oven.

Isn’t it just gorgeous?

It is simply the perfect comforting meal to enjoy with your loved ones!



Here’s what we need.

Beyond simple!



And here’s the story, in all it’s lovely, delicious and fragrant steps…

1. First, dice 1/4 of the onion.



2. In a medium pot or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.



3. Add the diced onion…



… and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes.



4. Then add the milk, …



… raw macaroni, …





… and salt and pepper.



5. On medium heat, slowly bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring frequently.

Once the mixture comes to a simmer, turn heat down between medium and low (too-high heat could evaporate the milk too quickly).

Continue to stir the mixture frequently for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked al dente. Judge to taste. If pasta is not fully cooked after this time, add a little more milk to the mixture.



6. Then stir in the grated cheese.

7. Turn off the heat and allow the cheese to melt into the mixture. Add additional salt if necessary.



8. Before serving, stir one final time to mix everything together.



And most importantly, enjoy, dear friends!

(This recipe was inspired by SmallKitchenCollege. Servings: 2-3.)


9 thoughts on “One-Pot Stove Top Creamy Mac And Cheese

  1. 1

    That looks just delicious Petra. I’ve never had mac and cheese with onion before but I think I’ll give it go. I like the way you’ve posted pictures with your writing. Great post and keep up the good work.

  2. 2
    mau says:

    Ohhhh wow!!!!! Looks really yummy!!!! I will try this today.

  3. 3
    Stephie says:

    Ohh, that looks awesome! I never thought to cook the pasta in milk, that definitely saves a step, and some time. Great idea!

  4. 4
    Michaela says:

    Tak takto som cestoviny v mlieku este nikdy nevarila. A super vec, ak treba rychlo navarit.

  5. 5
    Adriana Davoli says:

    Excellent! Gabriel just loves this kind of food. I am sure he will cook it by himself. It looks easy and yummy. Keep up the good work.

  6. 6
    Trish says:

    I love that everything is cooked in one pot. The fewer dishes I have to clean up, the happier woman I am 🙂

  7. 7
    Jess says:

    I need to try this! Perfect winter comfort food!

  8. 8
    Michaela says:

    Peti, uvarene, rychle a dobre 🙂 Vdaka za sikovny recept.

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