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One Pot Mac and Cheese

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.



One Pot Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe perfect for weeknight dinners.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

This rich and creamy macaroni and cheese is sure to be a family favourite.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

This easy macaroni and cheese recipe takes less than thirty minutes from start to finish and serves six people.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

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To make this mac and cheese, I started by pouring some uncooked cavatappi noodles into a large pot.

uncooked cavatappi noodles in a Dutch oven

I added some water to the pot.

water and cavatappi noodles in a large Dutch oven

I also added some milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the pot.

onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper on top of uncooked cavatappi noodles and milk in a pot

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

stirring cavatappi noodles, milk and seasonings together in a Dutch oven

I placed the pot on the stove over high heat and brought the liquid to a boil, while stirring every couple minutes to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom.

cavatappi noodles in boiling milk in a pot

Once the liquid was boiling, I reduced the heat to medium.

I continued cooking the pasta and stirring every couple minutes until the noodles were tender.

cooked cavatappi noodles in milk in a pot

Then I added a can of condensed cheddar soup to the pot.

cheddar soup added to pot with cooked cavatappi noodles

I stirred well.

cooked cavatappi noodles in milk and cheddar soup mixture

I removed the pot from the heat and added some shredded cheddar, mozzarella and grated parmesan to the pot.

shredded cheddar, shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan on top of cooked cavatappi noodles in a pot

I stirred until the cheese was melted.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

I placed 8 Ritz crackers in a Ziploc bag. 

Ritz crackers in a Ziploc bag

I used a rolling pin to crush the crackers.

crushed Ritz crackers in a Ziploc bag

I sprinkled the Ritz cracker crumbs on top of the mac and cheese.

I also sprinkled some grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on top.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

Then the stove top mac and cheese was ready to serve.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

This mouthwatering dish combines perfectly cooked cavatappi noodles with a rich and velvety cheese sauce, all prepared in just one pot for a hassle-free and satisfying meal.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

Each bite is a harmonious blend of gooey cheddar and smooth creaminess, creating a symphony of flavors that will transport you to a world of cheesy delight.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

This one pot mac and cheese with Ritz cracker topping is the ultimate comfort food.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

If you are looking for an easy weeknight pasta recipe, then you need to try this One Pot Mac and Cheese!

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This One Pot Mac and Cheese:

  • 1 lb cavatappi noodles, uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 10.5 oz condensed cheddar soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Toppings

  • 8 Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley

How to Make One Pot Mac and Cheese:

  1. Pour the uncooked cavatappi noodles, water, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder into a large pot or Dutch oven. Stir well.
  2. Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat to high to bring the liquid to a boil, while stirring every couple of minutes to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring every couple of minutes, until the noodles are tender.
  4. Add the condensed cheddar soup to the pot and stir well.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and add the shredded cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan cheese to the pot. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  6. Sprinkle the crushed Ritz cracker crumbs on top of the macaroni.
  7. Sprinkle the grated parmesan and chopped parsley on top.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

FAQS:

How should I store one pot macaroni and cheese?

Refrigerate one pot macaroni and cheese in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days for optimal freshness.

What substitutions could I make?

  • Cavatappi noodles: You can use any short pasta shape for this recipe.
  • Cheese: You can adjust the amounts and types of cheeses to suit your preferences.
  • Ritz crackers: You can use bread crumbs or crushed chips in place of the crackers.

What should I serve with my one pot mac and cheese?

One pot mac and cheese pairs well with a variety of side dishes. Here are some options:

  1. Green Salad: A simple green salad with a light vinaigrette provides a refreshing contrast to the richness of the mac and cheese.
  2. Steamed Vegetables: Serve with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, or a medley of vegetables to add a healthy touch.
  3. Grilled Chicken or Sausages: Add some protein to your meal by serving grilled chicken breast or sausages on the side.
  4. Garlic Bread: Enjoy the combination of cheesy pasta with the crunch of garlic bread for a satisfying and flavorful meal.
  5. Tomato Soup: A classic pairing, a bowl of tomato soup complements the creaminess of the mac and cheese.
  6. Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic glaze add a savory and caramelized flavor.
  7. Caesar Salad: The bold flavors of a Caesar salad work well with the cheesy goodness of mac and cheese.

Choose based on your preferences, and feel free to mix and match to create a well-rounded and delicious meal.

Yield: 6 servings

One Pot Mac and Cheese

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

One Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy and delicious pasta dish made with milk, cavatappi noodles, condensed cheddar soup, shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and crushed Ritz crackers.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cavatappi noodles, uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 10.5 oz condensed cheddar soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Toppings

  • 8 Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Pour the uncooked cavatappi noodles, water, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder into a large pot or Dutch oven. Stir well.
  2. Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat to high to bring the liquid to a boil, while stirring every couple of minutes to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring every couple of minutes, until the noodles are tender.
  4. Add the condensed cheddar soup to the pot and stir well.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and add the shredded cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan cheese to the pot. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  6. Sprinkle the crushed Ritz cracker crumbs on top of the macaroni.
  7. Sprinkle the grated parmesan and chopped parsley on top.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1120mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

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