This recipe uses a box of macaroni and cheese, but puts a different, wonderful twist on it. Once you try it, you'll never follow the box directions again!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and return to pot.

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  • Combine pasta with powdered cheese mixture and condensed soup. Mix until evenly coated.

Nutrition Facts

256.4 calories; 10 g protein; 39.9 g carbohydrates; 13.2 mg cholesterol; 906.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2005
I was looking for a way to make low-fat mac and cheese and this is definitely it! Didn't taste low-fat at all and even better than regular mac and cheese in a box made with tons of butter. It was indeed very creamy and VERY simple and cheap to make. Not only that but the servings were pretty big. I ended up using cream of mushroom because that was what I had on hand and it was pretty good. Next time I will try the cream of chicken or maybe even cream of brocolli. I do suggest adding the 1/4 cup of milk as it may be a bit gooey without it. This is the way I will be making boxed mac and cheese from now on. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2006
I haven't tried this recipe, but I thought I would let everyone know the cecret to mac n cheese from a box. Make it according to the box directions, Adding about a tablespoon more milk. Then add 2 slices american cheese, and 1 tablespoon of philly cream cheese. Stir over low heat until melted. This is the best. Read More
(27)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2006
I haven't tried this recipe, but I thought I would let everyone know the cecret to mac n cheese from a box. Make it according to the box directions, Adding about a tablespoon more milk. Then add 2 slices american cheese, and 1 tablespoon of philly cream cheese. Stir over low heat until melted. This is the best. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2005
I was looking for a way to make low-fat mac and cheese and this is definitely it! Didn't taste low-fat at all and even better than regular mac and cheese in a box made with tons of butter. It was indeed very creamy and VERY simple and cheap to make. Not only that but the servings were pretty big. I ended up using cream of mushroom because that was what I had on hand and it was pretty good. Next time I will try the cream of chicken or maybe even cream of brocolli. I do suggest adding the 1/4 cup of milk as it may be a bit gooey without it. This is the way I will be making boxed mac and cheese from now on. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
01/08/2004
I'll stick with the recipe on the mac & cheese box. This was gummy and weird -- not even ketchup could save it. 11-year-old son and husband concur. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is a good base recipe to add things to. I added cooked chicken breasts and broccoli to the boiling macaroni the last few minutes before it was done.It turned out very delicious and was a super easy meal. Add pepper to taste. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2004
I gave this 4 stars because The Boy loved it but I myself didn't care for it at all. It was very very salty so I think the next time I make it I'll use low-sodium soup. The recipe didn't call for any milk but I think it would taste better with about 1/4 c. or more added with the soup. This makes a super-creamy pasta dish that would be great comfort food if it were a bit less salty. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2008
I thought this one was really good. My 2 yr old daughter and 1 yr old son loved it. That's all it takes to get a good rating out of me my kids are very picky eaters. I however actually liked this recipe also. I prefer my mac and chesse with extra butter salt and pepper but this was actually pretty good. I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/24/2005
This recipe is very easy but it is not very tasty. It is too salty for our taste. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2012
This was ok for something different but I wouldn't make it again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/28/2018
Used what I had on hand which was white cheddar Kraft mac. This recipe is not my favorite tastes more like chicken than cheese. Next time I ll see if only adding half the can of soup with regular Kraft does it. Read More