One-Pot Thomson Mac & Cheese

Looking to impress your friends during the 2018 Friendsgiving season, but not work too hard? Then this could be the recipe for you.

I also want to let you know that I am sharing a family secret and by that, I really mean it’s Betty Crocker’s Recipe, mixed with the way my mom does it, and also mixed with the way my grandma does it.

Aka I will be making up a mac & cheese recipe because my true belief is it is basically impossible to go wrong with cheese and pasta. 

Here goes nothing:


  • 8 oz box Uncooked Box of Pasta
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 8 oz Cheese (But at least three types)
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Flour

Update this recipe is now just my Grandma Thomson’s because I forgot to buy flour and hers didn’t need it. However, this also meant only one pot is required. 

The first step is to cook the pasta as my grandma says, “until it’s still a little chewy.” (If you don’t know how to cook pasta give up and get out of the kitchen you’re a hazard to yourself and everyone in the immediate area).

What makes this macaroni and cheese extra delicious is the way you prep and put it in the pan. Essentially we are making macaroni and cheese lasagna.

Start by putting down a layer of pasta. Then cover it with a layer of cheese, then add a couple of slices of butter and salt and pepper the whole layer. Repeat until you have used all of your ingredients. Finally, pour the cup of milk over the top of the dish and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until there is a nice golden layer of cheese on the top.

***Please note I did not measure the cheese at all but used part of three different bags approximately equal to one bag (maybe)***

Finally, find some friends and enjoy!

The only dishes besides the actual pan I made it in, and a serving spoon.

Maybe next time I’ll take an after picture…..

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