Kraft Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese Clone

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This is a clone of the sauce that comes in the foil package from Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese, this is just as good if not even better, and cost a lot less than the boxed, the cheese sauce takes minutes to make and may used for other recipes also -- this does not make a huge amount so you may wish to double.

Top Review by Liz H 2

This was very good. I substituted bongard's proccess cheese for the cheez whiz.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 34 cups dry uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 13 cup grated old cheddar cheese (measure 1/3 cup lightly packed shredded cheddar)
  • 12 cup kraft Cheez Whiz
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream (can use milk)
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Cook the macaroni in a large pot of boiling water until just tender (about 12 to 10 minutes) strain but DO NOT rinse.
  2. Transfer the hot macaroni to a bowl then toss with 2 tablespoons butter; set aside.
  3. For the cheese sauce (make this while you are cooking the macaroni) over lowest heat setting in a small saucepan combine the grated cheddar cheese, Cheeze Whiz, cream and salt; stir continuously until heated and smooth watching closely so that it does not burn.
  4. Pour the smooth sauce over the cooked macaroni; mix until combined.
  5. Serve immediately.

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