In One Pot Simple Macaroni Gratin

In One Pot Simple Macaroni Gratin

Only using one pot cuts down on dirty dishes.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thigh meat (or shrimp)
100-120 g
20 g
White flour
2 tablespoons
400 ml
Soup base
1 (1 teaspoon granulated)
Macaroni (4-minute quick boil)
60 g (30 g per 1 serving)
Pizza cheese
about 50 g (as desired)
Grated Parmesan cheese
as desired (OK if you omit)


1. Cut the chicken and onion into suitable-sized pieces. Melt the butter in a pot (or frying pan) and saute the chicken and onions.
2. Once the onions have wilted, stop the heat. It's okay if the chicken hasn't cooked through. Add the flour and mix until no longer floury.
3. Add the milk, soup stock, and macaroni and use a wooden spatula to mix well. Turn on the heat to low and mix slowly, simmering until creamy.
4. Once it's become creamy, transfer to a gratin dish, and top with the pizza cheese and grated cheese. Bake in the oven or in an oven at 250℃ for 10-12 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

A long time ago I used a premix gratin powder where you didn't have to boil the macaroni separately. Lately there are more quick-boil macaroni varieties available, so I made this thinking that it wasn't necessary to boil the macaroni.