Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese {Cozy Date Night Recipe!}

Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese is PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT dinner! It’s cheesy, hearty, and delicious. One pot meals are my favorite!

Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and delicious DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week!Tis the season for TOGETHERNESS. For some that means working out together. For others it means going out for an expensive dinner and enjoying great company. For us…it means a SUPER EASY comfort food recipe at home, delicious wine, and hours of catching up on our favorite TV shows. Fargo, Homeland, and so many more. If I have my way, I would throw some reality TV in there. But that’s a convo for another day. Tonight is about cozying up together, enjoying our favorite wine, and fixing SIMPLE comfort food that can be made in minutes.

This 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese is a new favorite and was tailor made for a romantic date night dinner on the couch. Come on over!

Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week! Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week!I’ve tried a couple Stovetop Mac and Cheese recipes and this is BY FAR my favorite. The sauce is super creamy and ready in minutes, and the pasta is finished off in the broiler to make that cozy crunchy topping. I LOVE IT. Almost as much as I love binging on TV with Pat.

The other key to this successful date night is WINE. Guess what? Wine and cheese are a match made in heaven. Like me and reality tv, but even better. Our new GO TO easy wine pairing is always entwine Wines! It’s my favorite for lots of reasons.

1) When Wente Vineyard comes together with Food Network, you KNOW the product will be perfection.

2) Every bottle of entwine has easy pairings listed on the back. They make it way too easy for us to enjoy delicious wine!

3) Their bottles are beautiful and their prices are totally affordable. You’d be surprised how much a beautiful bottle means to me.

4) EVERY VARIETAL TASTES SO GOOD! I paired this 10 Minute Mac and Cheese with entwine Merlot and it was such a fab combo. Like I said, cheese and wine. Meant to be.

Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week! Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week!So this meal checks all of my boxes! SUPER EASY, check! LOADED WITH CHEESE (duh), check! READY IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, check! PAIRS WELL WITH WINE, check! LOADED WITH CHEESE…did I already say that??

Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week! Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week!Click HERE to find out more about entwine Wines (you will not be disappointed!) and click HERE to find out where you can purchase near you!

Here’s to happy date nights with super easy 10 minute macaroni and cheese for all!!

Don’t tell me what’s happening on Homeland, we are behind!!

Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese, PERFECT for a simple and romantic DATE NIGHT! Drink your wine, have fun with your love, and make this in under TEN MINUTES on the stove! We make this every week!Enjoy!

Serves 4-6

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Romantic Date Night Recipe!! Super Easy 10 Minute Macaroni and Cheese

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10 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces elbow pasta
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Franks Redhot sauce
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. In a large oven safe pot or dutch oven, bring 5 quarts water to boil. Add 3 tablespoons salt. Add the pasta and cook for 1 minute less than the package instructions, about 8 minutes. Until al dente but not too soft. Occasionally stir so that it won't stick to the pot or together.
  2. After you add the pasta to the water, start making your sauce. Heat cream over medium heat in a medium sized sauce pan. Add garlic, ground mustard, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and then allow to cook down for about 4 minutes. Add the cream cheese and stir until fully melted and combined. Whisk in 6 ounces (about a cup and a half) of the shredded cheese and stir until fully combined. Turn heat down to low.
  3. Drain your pasta and return to the dutch oven. Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta and stir to combine fully. Stir in the chives.
  4. Top the pasta with the remaining two ounces of cheese and the panko bread crumbs.
  5. Place dutch oven uncovered under your ovens broiler for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the bread crumbs are toasted.
  6. Remove and serve warm, paired with entwine Merlot if desired!
  7. Enjoy!
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Calories
1076 cal
Fat
85 g
Carbs
53 g
Protein
29 g


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Erin @ The Almond Eater
This does look like the perfect weeknight meal. Oh and I love those spoons! Random, but they're all so pretty.
Beth
Since we're from Minnesota, my husband suggested that we watch Fargo to keep up with our MN accents while living in Illinois, hahaa! Dontcha know! :)
    Becky Hardin
    IT'S SO GOOD!!! So twisted but so fun. You have to keep up those accents, they're the best!! LOL. So sad to have missed you at blogher :( Was it fun??
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
OHMYWOW that mac and cheese looks so creamy and good!!!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Yum, yum and double yum. This looks like a family keeper!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
I am all about a good glass of wine with pure comfort food dinner ready in minutes. Sounds like the perfect Monday night to me!
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
Mac & cheese is the perfect comfort food, in my opinion! This looks so delicious, Becky! And 10 minutes...I'm definitely trying this!
DessertForTwo
Can I be your date? <3
Maryanne @ the little epicurean
(If you keep it a secret, I'll watch reality TV with you!) I'm all for cozy, romantic nights in... especially with mac, cheese, and WINE! :)
    Becky Hardin
    I wish you lived closer! We could have reality tv (and wine) hangouts :)
Ashley
haha yeah for us it's the same - time on the couch with food catching up on shows! Love how fast this comes together!!
Malinda @ Countryside Cravings
This is super AWESOME!!! This would make a date night in come true!! My husband adores mac and cheese and I'm a cheesy carb lover all the way!!
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