42 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 17
  • 4 Rating Star 12
  • 1 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 4
  • 3 Rating Star 4

A creamy, smooth macaroni and cheese dinner in less than 30 minutes.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, cut up butter, American cheese, and sharp cheese into 1 inch squares for easy melting. Separate butter and cheeses into two equal size portions.

  • Begin with one of the butter and cheese portions, microwave on 50% power for 7 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir well. Add second portion of butter and cheese to melted mixture. Microwave an additional 7 minutes on 50% power. Remove and stir well.

  • Pour cheese mixture over cooked macaroni and stir until noodles are coated with butter and cheese mixture. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

388.24 calories; 14.65 g protein; 34.48 g carbohydrates; 21.47 g fat; 61.6 mg cholesterol; 420.78 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

09/15/2003
Loved it Husband and kids ask for it once a week. Very easy to make I make it before I go to work so kids and Hubby have something nice and hot when they get home. Thanks for the recipe
(8)

Most helpful critical review

01/01/2005
the recipe didn't work very well for me....
(5)
42 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 17
  • 4 Rating Star 12
  • 1 Rating Star 5
  • 2 Rating Star 4
  • 3 Rating Star 4
09/22/2003
This recipe is quick easy and tasty--when fresh. My only problem is that it doesn't make good leftovers. After being refrigerated it is nearly impossible to spoon out of the pan since the cheese hardens when it cools and it doesn't reheat well all the cheese sinks to the bottom of the pan leaving oily pasta at the top. My son loves mac and cheese and I like to make a lot for dinner and reheat it for his lunch the next day a no-go with this recipe he won't eat it. I do continue to use this recipe but I only make half so as to avoid waste.
(30)
10/10/2003
This was really quick and good but i did need to add some milk before 2nd microwave and it came out really creamy. I don't buy american cheese so used just cheddar maybe thats why. But i liked it the way it came out
(17)
12/09/2003
This tasted much better than the store bought brand. However it's only good right after you cook it. After it's cooled down it doesn't taste great and it gets oily after reheating.
(15)
09/15/2003
Loved it Husband and kids ask for it once a week. Very easy to make I make it before I go to work so kids and Hubby have something nice and hot when they get home. Thanks for the recipe
(8)
04/29/2006
Ummmm.....it was ok like the post before my children liked it. My hubby and I thought a box of Kraft would have been better.
(7)
07/06/2005
Okay. My husband and I thought it was lumpy and bland but our 2 yr old absolutely loved it! It was unappetizing after about 20 minutes.
(5)
01/01/2005
the recipe didn't work very well for me....
(5)
05/03/2010
This tastes like buffet style homemade mac and cheese. We have been looking for a simple good recipe and we've tried a few that were not very good. THIS IS WONDERFUL!
(4)
10/19/2009
4 stars because my kids (ages 2 & almost 5) loved it and gobbled it up! And it was easy. I used the general proportions of the recipe but to make much less. Melted everything in a big pyrex measuring cup and just stirred whole grain 3-color macaroni right into the same dish. Husband and I ate the leftovers but just because it was there. I liked it but it was bland.
(3)