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Who doesn’t love a one-pot mac & cheese? Better yet, this time-saving version from YouTube star, cookbook author and new dad Donal Skehan has cauliflower—so it's healthy-ish too!

Get his recipe for Speedy Chicken Pot Pie here.

Adapted from "Donal’s Meals In Minutes" by Donal Skehan. Copyright © 2018 by Donal Skehan. Used with permission by Hodder & Stoughton. All rights reserved.


  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 pound elbow macaroni
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard


Serves: 6


Put the milk and macaroni in a medium ovenproof saucepan or shallow dutch oven; season well with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the cauliflower and cook 3 to 5 minutes more, until both cauliflower and pasta are tender and the sauce is thickened and reduced and coating the pasta. Add butter, cheese and mustard and cook, stirring, over low heat until the cheese has melted.

Preheat the broiler. Transfer pan to the oven and broil until browned on top, then serve immediately.