Noreen's Kitchen: Easy Cheesy!! One Pot, Stove Top, Mac & Cheese!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy Cheesy!! One Pot, Stove Top, Mac & Cheese!!



We had such an amazing response from all of you regarding the macaroni and cheese recipe we mentioned in the review we did for the Copper Chef pan that we decided to do a video for you!  This mac and cheese is inspired by the recipe that is included in the cookbook that comes with the pan.  I tried it their way.  This is my way.  I love this mac and cheese and I know you will too.

Keep in mind that this recipe defies everything you have ever known about making homemade mac and cheese.  There is no roux.  There is no cooking the macaroni separately.  This is seriously done all in one pan and takes about 30 minutes from beginning to end.  What you have when you are finished, is the most amazing, creamy and delicious mac and cheese ever!  You can spruce this up or down any way you choose.  Their basic recipe is good, but mine is better.  I have added more liquid and more cheese.  I have also boosted the flavor with lots of extra seasonings which the original recipe did not call for.  I have added both garlic and onion powder as well as dry mustard, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce which I think needs to go in mac and cheese!  Because cheese and Worcestershire sauce are best friends!



I really love this concept.  Being able to enjoy a great serving of macaroni and cheese that is not baked is really nice.  This is super creamy and cheesy.  I have added more cheese and more water to my recipe because I felt like it needed it and it gives the finished product a nice cheese sauce which I love.  This will serve 8 to 10 people as either a side dish or main course.  With a salad and crusty bread this is going to be a very satisfying comfort food meal.

I will continue to share recipes I make in my Copper Chef pan and am so grateful that they shared this with me.  

You can find the Copper Chef pan on their website here:  http://bit.ly/2a3ghlN

You can also find Copper Chef's store on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2aA2gNr



I think you could easily make this in a pan that has a ceramic coating but I don't recommend this method if you are using a stainless steel, other nonstick or cast iron pan.  I would just worry that it may burn too easily.  You never know till you try so you could always give it a go and report back!


I hope you give this one pot, stove top mac and cheese a try and I hope you love it!

Happy Eating!

You can see how I made this in my YouTube video here:




Noreen's Kitchen
 One Pot Stove Top
Mac & Cheese



Ingredients

1 pound elbow macaroni (dry)
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups milk
3 cups water
1 tablespoon corn starch
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Step by Step Instructions


Place all ingredients in a large ceramic skillet. I used my Copper Chef square pan.

Stir and set over medium low heat covered.

Stir occasionally until the mixture is thickened and the macaroni is done to your liking. 

This entire process can take between 25 and 35 minutes.  You will want to stay close and monitor the mixture to be sure it is not burning or that the macaroni is not getting overcooked. 


Enjoy!


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