Molly Makes Mac and Cheese | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Feb 19, 2019
  • Join Molly Baz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she makes adult macaroni & cheese! It's just about as easy as opening one of those little boxes of shells and powdered sauce-and a whole lot more delicious. Our super-quick stovetop mac and cheese borrows from the method for a classic cacio e pepe pasta, but with a bit of milk to make it extra creamy. No béchamel, no baking, just pure dairy-on-carbs joy.

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  • Kerri Janelle
    Kerri Janelle 14 hours ago

    looks delish! will definitely try 😋

  • JFW
    JFW Day ago

    It cant be a one pot pasta dish if you're using 2 pots to make it.

  • Richard Gumede
    Richard Gumede Day ago

    Just tried this pasta out and it is amazing!!!!

  • Sweet Techno
    Sweet Techno Day ago

    That’s terrible...

  • Tia Trevino
    Tia Trevino 3 days ago

    I guess had my stove to high because it came out stringy :/ or maybe it’s cause I added mozzarella?

  • Lizzie Brooks
    Lizzie Brooks 3 days ago +1

    "This is a 12 minutes video on how to boil pasta and add cheese"

  • Sara Kellner
    Sara Kellner 4 days ago

    I made this with sharp white cheddar cheese and it’s one of the best Mac and cheese recipes I’ve ever had! I’m never making Mac and cheese with a roux again!

  • Rajesh Tiwari
    Rajesh Tiwari 4 days ago

    I love you

  • Rajesh Tiwari
    Rajesh Tiwari 4 days ago


  • Aniyah Cotton
    Aniyah Cotton 5 days ago

    This is literally Alfredo but okay

  • George Semel
    George Semel 5 days ago

    Not Mac and Cheese, it's just milk pepper and some parm on some shells, give me a break. I don't know how anybody can eat that boxed mac and cheese or even call it that. I am just a curmudgeon and you can do what you want, I have better uses for good Parm than for this.

  • Sprinkles 91
    Sprinkles 91 5 days ago

    please show us how to make a simple calzone! pleeeeease pretty please. gooey cheese inside, seasoned crust on top omg..

  • Sprinkles 91
    Sprinkles 91 5 days ago

    uhg, im to lazy for 2 pots today and my back hurts reactions really?:(

  • Sprinkles 91
    Sprinkles 91 5 days ago +1

    but she never told me what the unicorns name was😥

  • TeddyBear1287
    TeddyBear1287 6 days ago +1

    1 pot meal = at least 2 pots and a couple more dishes

  • Abbey Ross
    Abbey Ross 6 days ago

    I’ve been researching Mac & cheese and everyone makes their Mac differently. It’s interesting.

  • blondaibonsai
    blondaibonsai 6 days ago +2

    When she said mouthfeel, I thought of Contrapoints 😂😂😂

  • August Denys
    August Denys 7 days ago

    Is my hearing wrong or did she say this was a one pot recipe? Because I clearly see two...

  • Armando Gamboa
    Armando Gamboa 7 days ago +1

    Not hating but why our girl Molly always look like she just escaped from some religious cult deep in the American Southwest?

  • Skywolf Games
    Skywolf Games 7 days ago

    I tried making this and it tasted way to salty, I couldn't eat it.

  • Lawrence Patrick
    Lawrence Patrick 7 days ago

    Camera needs to be closer so I can smell the pasta better.

  • Jebbie
    Jebbie 8 days ago +21

    “It only needs a tiny bit” proceeds to add a handful of salt

  • Edkaszwagrakobitybrat 1

    Wtf is this... she has no fckn clue what's she doing...

  • Esoteric Wisdom Keeper
    Esoteric Wisdom Keeper 8 days ago +1

    “The pasta water was seasoned”

  • Bratwurst Burger
    Bratwurst Burger 8 days ago

    This is basically the Alfredo Carla made with different pasta

  • Hanae El Menani
    Hanae El Menani 9 days ago +4

    This is the recipe Kalen reacted to 😂😂😂😂

    • Canela26
      Canela26 7 days ago +2

      Hanae El Menani YESSS LOL i saw his video too, and he was right. Its bland and under-seasoned and really basic. Not good at all. I agreed with his reaction 100% xD. I think the people she gave it to taste at the end didn't like it either and thats why they didn't show their reactions lol.

  • Anthony Brown
    Anthony Brown 9 days ago +2

    This is barely mac and cheese never mind adult? Its literally 3 ingredients? Salty pasta water and strong 'parm' cheese? Wheres the roux? Wheres the breadcrumb top? Wheres the multiple cheeses including a MUST have cheddar? Wheres the bacon? xD

  • ches darko
    ches darko 9 days ago

    i want her to be my gf

  • missmarauder2
    missmarauder2 9 days ago +3

    This is barely a mac and cheese, let's be real.

  • Xinpackard
    Xinpackard 9 days ago

    Unseasoned mac & cheese

  • Irene Williams
    Irene Williams 9 days ago

    I’m so happy to see someone else finally NOT using a roux for mac n’ cheese. All my friends and family think I’m crazy when I don’t but my pasta always come out delicious so.. 🤔😝

  • Levy Nguyen
    Levy Nguyen 9 days ago +2

    Would have loved to see what happened in that pot where Molly cooked the sauce

  • Mirosalmar
    Mirosalmar 9 days ago

    Where is the garlic at?🤭

  • Alyse H
    Alyse H 9 days ago +5

    Mmmm creamy...watery...parm sauce...
    "It's not quite thick enough"
    Adds more water....

  • Nadien
    Nadien 10 days ago +1

    *Kalen has entered the chat*

  • Delphine Ndiaye
    Delphine Ndiaye 10 days ago +1

    So the only ‘seasoning’ is pepper......okay

    • blondaibonsai
      blondaibonsai 6 days ago

      Delphine Ndiaye What else do you put in your Mac n cheese? I like mine the way she made it but then garlic might be good too

  • Jimmehftw
    Jimmehftw 10 days ago

    "It only needs a tiny bit" - smashes a whole handful of salt into the pasta. Americans. No wonder you're overweight and heart diseased.

  • Jessie Baker
    Jessie Baker 10 days ago +5

    If this is the one that Kalen reacted to, then I'm afraid

  • Marcus Savina
    Marcus Savina 10 days ago +4

    There's zero shills on youtube that sell me ANYTHING..... but when molly recommended that pepper grinder, I almost bought it immediately

  • ri394
    ri394 10 days ago +10


  • Jenna Kirsch
    Jenna Kirsch 10 days ago

    She loves her cheese

  • Brittney Wright
    Brittney Wright 10 days ago +2

    I have never in my life seen macaroni and cheese prepared quite like this. I'm shook

  • Bruno Trujillo
    Bruno Trujillo 11 days ago

    Amazing, now a video titled "I make Mac and cheese on Molly"

  • Laura Lindsay
    Laura Lindsay 11 days ago +3

    Did Kalen reacts react to this?? I just watched him react to a recipe almost identical and he lost his mind lmao hilarious. I dont think I want to use pasta water....
    Edited for spelling

    • Laura Lindsay
      Laura Lindsay 10 days ago +1

      +Hye-Jin Kweon probably why I am not a chef. Hahaha and serve my family boxed mac and cheese. Everyone loves a good ol box of KD

    • Hye-Jin Kweon
      Hye-Jin Kweon 10 days ago +1

      Most chefs use pasta water.

  • SeaBass
    SeaBass 11 days ago +1

    Love that pasta wourder.

  • Alfred Banuelos
    Alfred Banuelos 11 days ago

    Baked mac with panko crumbs is the only way to eat it

  • bennihaha87
    bennihaha87 11 days ago

    I know this didn’t taste good at all

  • Michael Fahlgren
    Michael Fahlgren 11 days ago

    It's not a one pot..

  • Etien Jasonson
    Etien Jasonson 12 days ago +23

    5 ounces of Parmesan?!? That’s some costly Mac & Cheese...

  • Linus Ajenat
    Linus Ajenat 12 days ago


  • Devin Bauer
    Devin Bauer 13 days ago +1

    It bothers me so much when people call any noodle and cheese dish “Mac and cheese” since the Mac is for macaroni specifically not for all your ol small pasta

    • Devin Bauer
      Devin Bauer 10 days ago

      Rainyciin we are all free to have differing opinions. Not a big deal.

    • Rainyciin
      Rainyciin 10 days ago

      +Devin Bauer I know, I was tired when I posted that. Though I still disagree with the idea that you shouldn't call any pasta with cheese sauce mac and cheese.

    • Devin Bauer
      Devin Bauer 10 days ago

      Rainyciin Mac and cheese is a noun not a pronoun. A pronoun would be ( I, she, he, they, it, etc.) those are words that take the place of a noun where as Mac and Cheese have a very clear definition being a descriptive noun.

    • Rainyciin
      Rainyciin 10 days ago

      Why? If someone told me they were making noodles and cheese I'd assume they were making noodles and putting cheese in them. "Mac and cheese" is a pronoun now, not a description.

  • Francis Eyre
    Francis Eyre 13 days ago


  • Thomas Hughes
    Thomas Hughes 13 days ago

    This feels closer to cacio de pepe then mac and cheese, but its literally macaroni with cheese so what do i know

    • Devin Bauer
      Devin Bauer 13 days ago

      Thomas Hughes except it’s not macaroni it’s conchiglie sooo there’s that....

  • ellie
    ellie 14 days ago +5

    That looks bland as hell

  • JumLee
    JumLee 15 days ago

    Is Molly ENGAGED?!?!?

  • Nah Iduntolja
    Nah Iduntolja 15 days ago

    I want to like Molly but she is definitely bottom tier BA staff. Her videos just aren't interesting 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Pluveo
    Pluveo 15 days ago +17

    Why isn't anybody talking about the mouthfeel?

  • L Martinez
    L Martinez 15 days ago +2

    So basically it’s and Alfredo sauce and shells were used instead of fettuccine.

    • L Martinez
      L Martinez 13 days ago

      Abigail Bent. traditional Alfredo doesn’t use cream. That is typically added as a cheaper option to parmigiano reggiano. Traditional Alfredo is butter and parmigiano reggiano melted in which creates the creamy texture. However many chefs are using cream now because just butter and parmigiano becomes quite expensive.

    • Abigail Bent
      Abigail Bent 13 days ago

      Alfredo is usually make with cream, and ""authentic"" Alfredo isn't made with milk at all. So 🤷

  • Riley Kendall
    Riley Kendall 16 days ago


  • Kayla burget
    Kayla burget 16 days ago +20

    Kalen was right, to say the least lmao,
    And she must really love to say the word emulsified 😂

  • Joe Grasso
    Joe Grasso 16 days ago

    Thats 2 pots dumass

  • makenna Hutchinson
    makenna Hutchinson 17 days ago +1

    Honey! that is Alfredo not Mac and cheese

  • byron Rideaux
    byron Rideaux 17 days ago

    I'm sorry but that monstrosity was not even remotely close to Mac and Cheese, first of all your supposed to use Macaroni noodles, multiple types of cheeses, and an oven so the top layer can be crunchy, what this woman made was some boiled shells with some cheese that dissolved in the water, FYI you don't use parmesan cheese in mac and cheese

  • a1b2changed
    a1b2changed 17 days ago +2

    Its not "adult" mac n cheeze. Its just "white people" mac n cheeze

  • a1b2changed
    a1b2changed 17 days ago +6

    Never trust the recipe of someone who calls black pepper "black pepp".

  • a1b2changed
    a1b2changed 17 days ago

    I am sorry that looks really bad and bland

  • Champion Animations
    Champion Animations 17 days ago +2

    I think kallen on Ellen reacted to this

    • Champion Animations
      Champion Animations 16 days ago +1

      +Delaney Dalton yeah it bothered me too, but Its not him, it's the producers that chose it

    • Delaney Dalton
      Delaney Dalton 16 days ago

      Yeah he did. It kind of bothered me that he muted a culinary chef and critiqued her even though she was explaining everything she was doing. There are many flop Mac and Cheese recipes, but he choose to pick on this one for some odd reason.

  • sophie
    sophie 19 days ago

    molly never sounds sure of herself

  • Jygga
    Jygga 19 days ago +24

    The comment section really knows how to sour a guilty pleasure like Bon Appetit...Supposed to fun and lighthearted and all about food, yall mad over her using two pots...😤

  • Ramon Toyens
    Ramon Toyens 20 days ago

    Sicky wicky

  • Erik Arnald
    Erik Arnald 21 day ago

    She is so cute

  • Francisco Leite
    Francisco Leite 24 days ago +1

    I wonder if Chris amazing posture is real or just for the camera. Either way I'm proud of him.

  • Grace El
    Grace El 24 days ago +4

    Made this and it was delicious! Would recommend taking all of the pasta out of the pot straight after you are done cooking. We left the leftovers in the pot while we ate and the remainder of the sauce split :( still yum though! Also added sautéed brocolli for a bit of veg and it worked really well

  • b1hunid
    b1hunid 26 days ago

    I had your food baby this morning. I'm so in love.

  • Laone Mokgosi
    Laone Mokgosi 27 days ago

    I really love this channel. 🙌🏾

  • Moritz Lederer
    Moritz Lederer 28 days ago

    I have a feeling molly is watching brooklyn 99

  • jazmin zavala
    jazmin zavala 28 days ago

    fxing boring. whoops.

  • Charlene FR
    Charlene FR 28 days ago +6

    really makes me think of their alfredo recipe, why don't use more than one cheese?

  • Jasminder Sikka
    Jasminder Sikka 28 days ago

    Very unhealthy

  • Oxim2100
    Oxim2100 29 days ago

    2:55 where is your affiliate link in description for this pepper mill

  • Michael Mosseri
    Michael Mosseri 29 days ago

    Watching this on Passover (can't have most wheat products) wanna kms

  • M Gil
    M Gil Month ago

    Like that there is no flour to deal with!!

  • NotTheStatusQuo
    NotTheStatusQuo Month ago +1

    Seems suspiciously like Alfredo.

  • Wade Wilson
    Wade Wilson Month ago +1

    Am I the only one really bothered by all the dishes being called mac & cheese that don't even use macaroni?

  • Sristy Mohanty
    Sristy Mohanty Month ago

    Is it just me or does she really resemble Dakota johnson

  • ANgEL oF DEaTH
    ANgEL oF DEaTH Month ago +1

    molly watch "food war" anime if u like making food

  • Chris James
    Chris James Month ago

    Damn when you going to make somthing that doesn't cause heart disease or diabetes

  • Michaela Diaz
    Michaela Diaz Month ago +10

    I know the chefs at BA are pretty liberal with salt but I really think Molly and the loved ones she cooks for need to get their BP checked. I made this recipe and it was SO good before the addition of the saltiest pasta water of all time.

  • W B
    W B Month ago

    "pro chefs"

  • Jessie Maduka
    Jessie Maduka Month ago

    The Queen of emulsified sauces

  • Hindope
    Hindope Month ago

    So you used 2 pots, lmao

  • Illiyas Yefanov
    Illiyas Yefanov Month ago


  • Rusty Sword
    Rusty Sword Month ago

    Pretty weird looking macaroni - haven't seen macaroni shaped like conchiglie before

  • hyam e
    hyam e Month ago

    I know this tasted weak as hell

  • QQ
    QQ Month ago

    Doesn't it damage a blender if you run it without a liquid?

    • W B
      W B Month ago

      yes and no. yes, if you run it without a liquid and full of diamonds and rocks and wired straight into a 1000v generator. no, if you are grinding a soft delicate cheese inside it for literally 3 seconds.

    • W B
      W B Month ago

      think about what you're saying.

  • Shelise B
    Shelise B Month ago

    Might as well have stuck to the Annie Mac and cheese .. least favourite BA recipe 🤢🤕🤮

    • Joel Borden
      Joel Borden Month ago

      Shelise B agreed. And her delivery leaves a lot to be desired.

  • William Hadrian
    William Hadrian Month ago +1

    Molly has changed the way I look at Pasta water, other cooking vids talk about it, but Molly actually executes its use quite often, and I appreciate it

  • g
    g Month ago

    she's really cute

  • Richard Carson
    Richard Carson Month ago +1

    molly's milkers all day err day

  • Abhi Thakral
    Abhi Thakral Month ago

    Ugh, bad video! Dislike