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Chrissy Teigen's One Pot Mac and Cheese

This easy one pot mac and cheese is ultra-creamy and ready in less than 15 minutes!
Course dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
  • 6 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb medium pasta shells (uncooked)
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices American or cheddar cheese slices
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • In a large pot on medium high heat, add 6 cups milk and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Add the uncooked pasta shells, return to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente, about 9-10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add cheeses, butter, mustard, cayenne, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Stir until the cheese is fully melted and really melts into the sauce, let stand for a few minutes to thicken. Add remaining 1/2 cup milk as needed.


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