"full Cool" Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A recipe from Ricardo that is popular with kids. So I had to try it. My son is beginning kindergarten tomorrow and I wanted to do something he'll like. And this recipe is a winner with it. With us also. It's so easy to do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, soften the onion in butter. Add flour and stir 1 minute. Add warm milk. Stir until the mixture has thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook pasta in a large quantity of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain pasta and add to the sauce.
  3. Add all cheeses, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Stir until cheese has melted.
Most Helpful

We really liked this. I nearly browned the onion because I was busy doing other stuff. I loved the way the onion flavor went throughout. I subbed in some velveeta cause I didn't have Cheeze Whiz. I also added some mild garlic with the onion, it ended up with a much more sophisticated flavor.

Margie99 January 09, 2012

Mac and Cheese is one of my all-time favorite foods. If I ever had to choose a last meal, mac and cheese would definitely be on the menu. That said, the onion, paprika and cayenne made this a more savory mac and cheese. Not quite as cheesey tasting, but very creamy and good if you are in the mood for a savory dish. Very easy to make and is great for a week night meal. Leftovers were just as good after reheating in the microwave. Made for Fall PAC 2012.

Crafty Lady 13 October 14, 2012

I love Macaroni and Cheese so had to try this one with the onions and different cheeses. I made 1/2 of the recipe and also omitted the cayenne pepper, but think I would add a shake next time. Using the mozzarella and the Cheese Whiz made for a nice and creamy version. But after tasting it, while still on the stove, it wasn't a strong enough flavor, so I added more of the cheddar cheese and made it suit my tastes. I then sprinkled the top with the paprika and loved that added smokey flavor and the addition of the onions. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for PRMR Tag Game.

diner524 September 23, 2011