3 ingredient mac and cheese

3 ingredient mac and cheese


2 – 4 serves


  • 4 cups (1L) full cream milk
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese


Step 1. Gather your three ingredients.

Step 2. Place milk into a small saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat, taking care not to boil over.

Step 3. Add the pasta and return to the boil, reduce heat to simmer for 8 minutes.

Step 4. Stir through grated cheese and leave to sit for 2 minutes. Serve.

Serving Suggestions


  • This mac and cheese is easy – but don’t turn the heat up too high and burn it.
  • The milk gives this a creamy starchy sauce and you can use your favourite cheese for this recipe.
  • For an extra boost of flavour I add two teaspoons of chicken-style stock powder to this recipe. It gives it a lovely depth of flavour. You could also use Vegeta.
  • You can add any number of things to this recipe for the last 5 minutes of cooking – cooked bacon pieces, frozen peas or even blanched broccoli.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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