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One Pot, No Drain Mac & Cheese

Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins


  • 12 ounce box Barilla Pronto Elbow Pasta
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place pasta in medium sauce pot or large skillet. Cover with cold water (amount called for on box).
  • Turn stove eye onto high and cook, stirring often, for about ten minutes, or until most of water is absorbed.
  • Add in cheeses, milk, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and stir until cheeses are melted and pasta is thoroughly coated.
  • Enjoy!


This is just a basic Mac & Cheese recipe. Feel free to use what cheeses you have on hand and substitute whole milk, half and half, or heavy cream for the evaporated milk. Adding extra cheese always takes it up a notch, too!