Reader question: Quick and probably stupid question on the mac and cheese recipe on pp 176-177…is the macaroni cooked or raw for the recipe? Don’t really want to waste the cheese trying it wrong. Thanks. ~Matt, Maryland
Hi Matt! This is a great question because I can emphasize that Glorious One-Pot Meals never require pasta or rice to be cooked separately. You always put it in the pot raw.
When I was researching one-pot meal cookbooks, before I published Glorious One-Pot Meals, I noticed that most recipes included something along the lines of:
- Serve with pasta cooked according to package directions.
- Serve with a side salad or loaf of bread.
To me, these recipes were no longer “one-pot meals” because now you needed a second pot to boil water in and cook the pasta, or a second bowl to hold a salad, etc.
I designed Glorious One-Pot Meals to be TRUELY one pot by providing a complete and wholesome meal in a single pot.