One Pot Hearty Mac n Cheese

Hey y’all!  It’s been FOREVER since I actually sat down to write, but now that my channel has expanded into the cooking world a bit, I figured I should be helpful and provide a printable version for my recipes.  So pin or print away, my dear friends!

One Pot Hearty Mac n Cheese


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes



  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 lb macaroni
  • 4 cups milk
  • 8 oz freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • a dash of nutmeg


  1. Brown 1 lb of lean ground beef and the diced onion in a large pot or dutch oven.
  2. Once your meat is nearly browned and the onions are softened, add the diced tomatoes. Cook these for a minute or two in order to evaporate any remaining juice.
  3. Add the macaroni and milk to the pot.
  4. Bring this to a boil over medium heat and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes (*exact time may vary) until the milk has thickened and the pasta is tender. Stir frequently to prevent your macaroni from sticking.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the cheeses, butter, dijon mustard, sriracha, nutmeg, and salt.
  6. Stir until everything is well combined. It will thicken as it continues to cools.

Enjoy!  It makes enough to feed an army or 4 VERY hungry people.  If your family doesn’t eat like an army, never fear.  This recipe makes excellent leftovers and even freezes well.

To watch the full video tutorial and a very cute cameo from my daughter Grace, click here.

If you decide to try this recipe, be sure to share a picture with me.  You can find me @glowofgrace pretty much everywhere!  Snapchat is my latest jam.


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