One-Pot Homemade Mac & Cheese


  • 1 cup whole grain elbow pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Cracked fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard (any kind)
  • ¾ cup freshly grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas


  1. Combine the pasta, broth, milk, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and mustard in a skillet and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 12-15 minutes, until all liquid has been absorbed. If the liquid is nearly gone but your noodles aren’t tender, add ¼ cup of water.
  3. Once the noodles are soft and the liquid has soaked in, add the cheese and stir.
  4. Add the peas at the end. They will add nutrition and color to this dish. Enjoy!

Adapted from

One-Pot Homemade Mac & Cheese