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Fast easy and absolutely delicious! This spicy mac and cheese recipe is made in one pot and only requires 7 ingredients!
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5 from 1 vote

One Pot Green Chile Mac and Cheese

Creamy, cheesy and so easy to make too! This spicy mac and cheese recipe is loaded with green chiles, cheddar and pepper jack cheese and only takes 10 minutes to make! (Plus there's no flour!)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: 30 minutes or less, American, Easy
Keyword: easy, gluten free, green chile, healthier, mac n' cheese, macaroni and cheese, one pot
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Caitlin


  • 2 cups dry pasta noodles (can be replaced with gluten free noodles if needed)
  • cups milk*
  • 1 cup water
  • cup cheddar cheese, shredded (white or regular)
  • ¾ cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 4oz. can green chiles, drained (hot or mild)**
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Place the milk, water, pasta and salt in a large pot and bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Boil the pasta for 8-10 minutes or until your noodles are tender and the liquid has reduced down slightly.
  • Stir in both cheeses (cheddar and pepper jack) and your green chiles. Keep stirring until the cheese has completely melted. Take the pot of the stove and serve immediately.


*Any type of milk with work for this recipe. I used non-dairy almond milk but feel free to use your favorite!
**I used hot green chiles for this recipe too. I would suggest using mild chiles if you don't want your mac and cheese too spicy.