Dairy Farmers of Canada

Monday Night Mac and Cheese

Five seconds is all that it takes to pour in the cream with this no fuss one-pot pasta dish that doesn’t even require draining. It’s so fast and easy, you can prepare any day magic any time. The cream, milk and Canadian cheese make a fabulous sauce - your kids’ll love Mondays!

  • Prep: 5 min - 10 min
  • Cooking: 15 min - 20 min
Yields 4 - 6 servings
monday night mac and cheese


  • 3 cups (750 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian 10 % half-and-half or 18 % table cream
  • 12 oz (375 g) elbow macaroni (3 cups/750 mL)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard or dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Canadian Milk
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Canadian Sharp Cheddar or Extra-Sharp Cheddar shredded
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In a large pot, heat water and cream over medium heat until steaming. Stir in macaroni and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 8 min, stirring often, or until macaroni is almost tender.

Whisk flour, mustard and pepper into milk; stir into pot. Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 min or until sauce is thickened.

Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Season to taste with salt.


Add extra nutrition by using whole wheat macaroni, adding shredded vegetables with the milk and/or drained canned tuna or chopped fresh tomatoes after stirring in the cheese.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 472 Calories
Protein: 21 g
Carbohydrate: 54 g
Fat: 19 g
Fibre: 2.1 g
Sodium: 316 g

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 37 % / 404 mg
Folate: 74 %
Phosphorus: 37 %
Thiamin: 47 %
Vitamin B12: 37 %