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Monday Night Mac and Cheese

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 5 - 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 - 20 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 servings

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!

  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 5 - 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 - 20 mins
  • Yields 4 to 6 servings


3 cups (750 mL) water
1 cup (250 mL) 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) Milk
2 cups (500 mL) Canadian Sharp Cheddar or
Extra-Sharp Cheddar, shredded


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 Info

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

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 37 % / 404 mg
Folacin: 74 %
Thiamin: 47 %
Phosphorus: 37 %
Vitamin B12: 37 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

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