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3-Ingredient One-Pot Mac and Cheese

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 3 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Be the most popular mom on the block with this creamy, dreamy 20-minute twist on the classic mac.

Ingredients

1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1
lb uncooked elbow macaroni
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Steps

  • 1 In 5-quart nonstick Dutch oven, heat evaporated milk, 4 cups hot water, macaroni and salt to taste to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 8 minutes, stirring frequently; do not drain.
  • 3 Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
  • 1 In 5-quart nonstick Dutch oven, heat evaporated milk, 4 cups hot water, macaroni and salt to taste to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 8 minutes, stirring frequently; do not drain.
  • 3 Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.

Expert Tips

Though the flavor of sharp Cheddar can't be beat, 8 oz of processed American cheese makes a creamy, kid-friendly substitute.

Need some green? Make Green Giant™ frozen chopped broccoli or peas as directed on package, and stir them in with the cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
71g
24%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
7g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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