Healthy Mac and Cheese

healthy mac and cheese

5 from 35 reviews

Healthy Mac and Cheese in one pot in 15 minutes. Creamy, cheesy and flavorful and as healthy as it gets. No weird ingredients because life is short, friends.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One Pot
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 3 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, salted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard (condiment)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup marble cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. In a medium pot, add broth, milk, butter, garlic powder, mustard, salt, ground black pepper and bring to a boil.
  2. Add elbow macaroni and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes to prevent sticking. Cook until al dente or desired firmness and adding more milk or broth if you wish.
  3. Turn off heat. Add marble cheese and Parmesan cheese in portions and stir between each until melted. That’s it.
  4. Serve immediately as mac and cheese tastes best fresh. Saucy, creamy and so comforting!

Store: Refrigerate leftovers for up to 1 day. To reheat simmer on low with a splash of milk and stirring.


  • You can use any short pasta, white or gluten free Cooking time might differ especially GF pasta cooks faster.
  • Shred cheeses while pasta is cooking to save on prep time.

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