One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Once you make this easy one-pot recipe of cheesy goodness, you'll never want to buy the stuff in a box again.

One-Pot Mac and Cheese
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 cups


  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 2 cup dried elbow macaroni

  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ½ cup Swiss cheese, shredded (6 oz.)

  • 8 slices American cheese, torn (6 oz.)


  1. In a 4- to 5-qt. pot melt butter over medium. Add panko. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a small bowl; let cool. Stir in parsley, Parmesan, and paprika.

  2. In same pot cook macaroni in lightly salted boiling water 5 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again.

  3. In the pot stir together the next five ingredients (through pepper). Bring to boiling; reduce heat to low. Stir in Swiss and American cheeses. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until pasta is tender and sauce is creamy, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with panko mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
26g Fat
43g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 685mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 12.2mg 61%
Calcium 729mg 56%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 347mg 7%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 21mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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