Monday Night Mac and Cheese Recipe -
Monday Night Mac and Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Monday Night Mac and Cheese

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"Five seconds is all that it takes to pour in the cream with this no fuss one-pot pasta dish that doesn't even require draining. It's so fast and easy, you can prepare any day magic any time. The cream, milk and Canadian cheese make a fabulous sauce - your kids'll love Mondays!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large pot, heat water and cream over medium heat until steaming. Stir in macaroni and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 8 min, stirring often, or until macaroni is almost tender.
  2. Whisk flour, mustard and pepper into milk; stir into pot. Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 min or until sauce is thickened.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
  4. Season to taste with salt.
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  • Add extra nutrition by using whole wheat macaroni, adding shredded vegetables with the milk and/or drained canned tuna or chopped fresh tomatoes after stirring in the cheese.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2013

It really was that easy! All my attempts at mac and cheese are never as creamy and cheesey as I like them! I've just added some bread crumbs to it and put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, just because I have the time. My daughter grabbed her bowl before that. Can't believe it was so simple. Thank you!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 02, 2013


Mar 12, 2013

This is a great recipe. The mac and cheese was very smooth and creamy as well. I did make some changes to the recipe. I used 2 cups of water and 1 cup of whole milk instead of the cream. For the cheese, I used one cup of havarti and one cup of sharp cheddar. I added a bread crumb and butter mixture to the top after transferring this to a greased pan and baked it for about 15 minutes, but that was just because I had extra time. It would have been great either way.

Mar 02, 2013

it really was this easy. I used whole milk instead of cream, added a little bit more noodles than called for, and didn't add the mustard. kids loved it.

Jun 24, 2013

It was very fast and easy to make. I love how cheesy and stuck together it is, however the taste is lacking a little

Sep 25, 2014

Guess what? DBF had seconds. Seconds! He doesn't like mac n cheese! So, changed the following....wasn't sure what 10% cream was, I used half and half and had no issues. My milk was 2% if it matters. I used a 13.8 oz box of Dreamfields elbows, and there was plenty of saucy goodness. I used run of the mill pre shredded sharp cheddar, and added 3 strips of chopped bacon at the end. Was generous with seasonings (did add some paprika and a teensy bit of nutmeg) but really just wanted comfort food, and this is IT! So happy I tried this recipe :)

May 29, 2013

My daughter's new favorite Mac and cheese! I didn't have any cream on hand, so I used 2% milk, still turned out incredibly creamy and delicious. Next time, im going to throw a batch in the smoker.Recipe is so much quicker than the classic way, and less dishes to wash!

Mar 24, 2013

This made exactly what I was in the mood for today! I'll add one note for others: I don't normally have cream in my fridge (and didn't today either), but it's quite easy to substitute, especially in this recipe where the percentage is specified. I melted 2 tablespoons of butter and mixed in 7 ounces of skim milk. Also, definitely do 12 ounces of macaroni by volume, not weight. This tripped me up at first, but is a minor issue.


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  • Calories
  • 468 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 21.1 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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