Quick Stovetop Apple Bacon Mac and Cheese - A quick and easy weeknight dinner you can make in one pot! On the table in less than 30 minutes!

One Pot Stovetop Mac and Cheese

This one pot stovetop mac and cheese recipe is so easy to make! Just add everything to the pot (even the pasta!) and cook until done, then stir in the cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 679
Author Nora


  • 4 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or use our favorite cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Extra milk if necessary


  • Add the macaroni, milk, stock, nutmeg and pepper to a large pot and bring to the boil. Simmer over medium-high heat until the pasta is cooked, about 8 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheese, the butter and the mustard. If you feel that the mac and cheese is too dry, add up to one more cup of milk to reach your desired creaminess!
  • Serve immediately (or the pasta will soak up all the good sauce and turn into a mushy mess!).


Calories: 679kcal