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Rating: 4.21 stars
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

This recipe is super-easy and it uses stuff you probably already have in the cabinet. You can also substitute most of the ingredients with similar ones that you have on hand!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cook the macaroni according to directions on the box. Remove from heat, drain, and add soup, 1/4 cup of the margarine, sour cream, shredded cheese, and the cheese packet from the box. Do not use milk as directed on the box.

  • Pour in a small casserole dish and top with crumbled crackers. Melt the remaining margarine and pour over the crackers. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

430 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 31.2g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 27.7mg; sodium 959.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
I was very skeptical when I saw the ingredient list for this but as Beth says you're almost certain to have everything you need for this. And more importantly we loved it!! I was thrilled to find that my husband 2 yr. old & 5 yr. old had second helpings!! It really makes boxed mac and cheese more substantial...I only had saltines (unbuttered) for the top and it was really a casserole type dish...next time I may add broccoli mushrooms etc to make it a one-dish veggie meal. Great recipe and super fast and easy:o) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2003
I was disappointed that the flavor of the mushroom soup still came through.I knew then my daughter would say yuck. I think cheddar cheese soup would be the best bet and will try that next time. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
I was very skeptical when I saw the ingredient list for this but as Beth says you're almost certain to have everything you need for this. And more importantly we loved it!! I was thrilled to find that my husband 2 yr. old & 5 yr. old had second helpings!! It really makes boxed mac and cheese more substantial...I only had saltines (unbuttered) for the top and it was really a casserole type dish...next time I may add broccoli mushrooms etc to make it a one-dish veggie meal. Great recipe and super fast and easy:o) Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
After reading the reviews I was a little worried abou the mushroom soup so I subsituted cream of celery instead and I really liked the flavor. I had to add some milk because it seemed SO thick when I mixed it all together. I guess I like my mac and cheese to be a little more creamy. This was a great way to turn a box of mac and cheese into something a little more substantial. I added chunks of cooked chicken and half of a 10 oz. bag of broccoli to make it a complete meal. I also threw in some onion powder and ground mustard to add a little bit of flavor to the boring "processed" taste. I also made my own crumb topping by putting two slices of bread in the oven as it pre-heated to dry them out a bit. Then I tore them up and put them into a food processor with about a tbl of cold butter some seasoning salt and pepper. Processed to a fine crumb it makes a nice crunchy topping that beats a ritz cracker. I'll probably make this again but might be worth spending a few extra cents on the campbell's healthy request just to eliminate some of the sodium. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2003
This is a very good recipe. I use cream of chicken soup instead of the cream of mushroom. It is a welcome change from plain old macaroni and cheese from the box. My hubby won't eat anything but namebrand in the box but with this recipe I can use the 25 cent boxes from SaveALot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
Wow take box mac and cheese and make it taste like Stouffer's baked mac and cheese. Awesome. The 1/4 of butter at the end was a little much next time I will crush the Ritz crackers and mix it with 1/8 cup butter then sprinkle on top of the mac and cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2003
This was so easy and tasted great - I'm a big fan of homemade mac and cheese but don't think I will go through all of the fuss now that I found this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Served this dish as a side for Thanksgiving....I've been asked to make it for xmas as well!!! I recommend to anyone who wants an easy dish to make - it came out wonderful! The only change I made was instead of only cheddar I made it with half Cheddar and half Monterey Jack (you can never have too much cheese!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2005
I used cream of chicken soup and topped with "whales" crackers (my kids love these more than goldfish)...yummy!!! Super easy and a change to just mac n cheese... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2003
Tasty but it won't feed 6 people...maybe 3-4? I added extra macaroni noodles and some milk. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
LOVE IT! This recipe was so easy. I didn't have shredded cheddar cheese so I just used mozzarella and it turned out perfect. I added a tablespoon of milk though and only 3 tablespoons of butter. It seemed like the recipe called for too much butter. Other than that it was great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2003
I was disappointed that the flavor of the mushroom soup still came through.I knew then my daughter would say yuck. I think cheddar cheese soup would be the best bet and will try that next time. Read More
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