If you haven’t had dinner yet – GOOD. Make a quick fridge and pantry raid, then whip this up instead: One Pot, Stove Top Macaroni & Cheese. You’ll thank me in 30 minutes!

DSC_0384

One Pot Stove Top Mac has all the cheesy goodness of boxed mac (come on, you know you love it) except it’s homemade and soo ridiculously luscious. And chewy. And cheestastic.

DSC_0391

So luscious, chewy and cheestastic that I almost ate Ben’s portion after scarfing down my own when he wasn’t home in time for dinner. HA! Awww. :(

 MY OTHER RECIPES


DSC_0394

The secret in creating the creamy dish is to slowly cook pasta in milk instead of water. It’s all over once you add the cheese!

DSC_0400

First bring salt, skim milk, pasta, butter and dashes of nutmeg and pepper to a boil in a pot over medium heat.

DSC_0342 DSC_0344

DSC_0347 DSC_0348

DSC_0350 DSC_0352

Stir the pasta almost constantly until it starts bubbling, to make sure it doesn’t clump up in the end. It’s worth the stirring, I promise!

DSC_0372

After the milk starts bubbling, turn the heat down to medium low and keep stirring as your pasta gets thicker,

DSC_0373

plumper,

DSC_0376

and uber creamy.

DSC_0374

Next add the hands down star of the dish – the CHEESE. :D

DSC_0368

I used a mixture of freshly grated fontina cheese and cheddar cheese, but you can use whatever you’ve got. Thinking brie would be a HIT in here.

DSC_0377

The cheese starts melting the second it hits the hot pasta, and creates a heavenly, rich and savory sauce.

DSC_0380

This is stupid good, people.

DSC_0381

I nearly didn’t even make it to the table with my plate, as walking was clearly a lower priority than devouring my mac & cheese AFAP (as fast as possible.) Click here for the recipe – and make this ASAP!!!

DSC_0387