3 Ingredient Mac & Cheese

This is one of my favourite speedy recipes for Mac & Cheese which I adapted from Serious Eats. It genuinely only needs only 3 ingredients: macaroni, grated cheddar and evaporated milk. You can add some extras if you fancy (I add crispy onions and a drizzle of sriracha but they are in no way necessary).

It also only needs 1 pan! I often serve this with roasted tenderstem broccoli so you get comfort as well as vitamins.

3 Ingredient Mac & Cheese



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  • 200g grated mature cheddar

  • 200g macaroni

  • 1/2 tin evaporated milk (about 200g)


  • Place macaroni in a saucepan (I use a deep sided non stick frying pan) and add just enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Continue to cook, stirring, until water has been almost completely absorbed (about 6 minutes).
  • Add evaporated milk and bring to a boil.
  • Add cheese. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring continuously, until cheese is melted and liquid has reduced to a creamy sauce about 2-4 minutes.