5 from 5 votes
Simple white bowl of homemade mac and cheese with a muted grey background
Mac and Cheese - Easy, One Pot Camping Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: one pot meals camping
Servings: 2
Calories: 459 kcal
Author: Jane Sarchet
  • 125 grams macaroni dried
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 100 ml milk
  • 55 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • pepper (salt if necessary)
  1. Cook the macaroni in salted water according to the package instructions (mine took 12 minutes).

  2. Drain, toss the pasta in the oil to stop it sticking and tip onto a plate whilst you make the sauce.

  3. Melt the butter in the same pan.

  4. Add in the flour and stir/whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes

  5. Add in the milk, a little at a time and always stirring, until all the milk is used up.

  6. Keep stirring on the heat until your sauce is nice and thick.

  7. Add in the cheese and keep stirring until it has all melted and the sauce is smooth.

  8. Take off the heat and season with pepper, smoked paprika, and salt if you like.

  9. Turn the heat down to low, tip the cooked pasta back into the sauce and stir to coat it evenly.

  10. Let the pasta warm through then devour with gusto :D