Creamy, homemade mac and cheese is easier than you thought with this one-pot recipe. With just a few pantry-staple ingredients, you'll have a delicious dinner on the table in no time.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Cheese, Pasta
1PoundPasta(Wheat, Whole Wheat, or Gluten-Free)
2CupsShredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Add water, milk, butter, pasta, and salt to a large pot. Place the pot over medium-high heat and stir frequently until bubbles begin to appear. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer while stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
Test the pasta for doneness by tasting a noodle. If the pasta is not fully cooked, continue to simmer, testing for doneness every minute or two. Once the pasta is fully cooked, remove the pot from the heat.
Add the cheese and ground mustard to the pot and stir to combine. If the sauce becomes too thick, you can add a splash of water to loosen it. Serve immediately.