June 14, 2024


Red Hot Food

Mac and Cheese – One Step and No Pot!

Mac and Cheese Mac and Cheese these days might be one of the most popular sides. When you go to a restaurant, there are all kinds of specialty dishes.  I have the solution for you to make Mac and Cheese at home and you don’t have to even boil the pasta–talk about step-saving. No pots to wash!!  When Wal-Mart wanted a real family favorite at an affordable price-this was it and using the Great Value brand. I always use reduced fat shredded cheese as you get the cheesy flavor with all the health benefits and not the fat. Great Value does have reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. Try whole wheat pasta one time, for me please???  I can’t wait for you to try this simple recipe-let me know what you think!

One Step Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Meal Occasion: Lunch/Dinner

Makes 10 – 12 servings

Serving size 1 cup

Cost Per Serving: less than $1


5 cups Great Value skim milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons Great Value sugar

1 tablespoon Great Value butter, melted

1 (16-ounce) package Great Value whole wheat elbow macaroni

Great Value salt and pepper to taste

2 cups Great Value reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven 350°F.

2. In bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and sugar.

3. In 2-quart oblong baking dish, combine remaining ingredients, reserving some cheese for later, if desired. Carefully pour milk mixture over macaroni and stir well.

4. Bake, covered, 60-65 minutes or until all liquid is almost absorbed. Uncover, add remaining cheese, and continue baking about 5 minutes more, or until cheese melts.


o All in one dish with no boiling pasta–toss together, cover and bake.

o Make this recipe your own by using different Great Value cheeses, adding ground turkey, or chopped veggies.