Almost Blue Box Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins

Made this to rotate my food storage. I purchased my cheddar cheese powder from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan used to cook noodles.
  3. Add noodles, milk, cheese powder and salt to butter.
  4. Mix well.


Most Helpful

This was great! My kids wanted me to make more immediately. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great, not too runny. I know there are several cheese powders available, I used cheddar cheese powder available at our local bulk food store.

rhondalynne September 15, 2005

Maybe it was my cheese powder; maybe it was me, but this just didn't thicken up even to the 'blue box' stage. I wound up having to put a slice of regular cheese in to thicken it somewhat so it wasn't soup. We still had to eat it in bowls. I was excited because I was looking for something new to do with my cheese powder. It did have a fairly nice flavor, but then again, cheese and pasta just can't help it. Thanks for the recipe, but this won't be added to my arsenal. Sorry.

EthelP August 15, 2005

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