Cream-Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Spray a 9x13" glass casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, in a large pot.
  • Drain, rinse, and return to the large pot.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour, and cook until bubbly (about a minute).
  • Add the milk slowly, stirring after each addition and cook until slightly thickened.
  • Add the cream cheese, again stirring until completely melted.
  • Season with salt.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Carefully pour the cream cheese mixture over the pasta, stirring gently to combine.
  • Add the shredded cheddar cheese, stirring to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish, top with bread crumbs if desired, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. billiefunderberg
    Can you use can milk instead or regular milk
     
  2. Hilary R.
    Can I make this a day ahead of time and bake on day-of? Would I need to add baking time?
     
  3. Hilary R.
    What is the best kind of milk to use for this recipe?
     
  4. dgscott242
    Can this be made a day before?
     
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Reviews

  1. Lynn H.
    This turned out absolutely yumful! I halved the recipe because we did not need 12 servings...and put in a dollop of sour cream that I had on hand.
     
  2. DeliciousAsItLooks
    This is a delicious recipe for mac and cheese. It's a great way to get a really creamy texture without having to used processed cheese food.
     
  3. asaunders03
    my husband said this is THE best homemade mac and cheese he's ever eaten. I followed directions exactly, except I only had HALF a box of elbow noodles, but I used exactly the same amounts for everything else and just put it in an 8x8 dish. Breadcrumbs are a definite! YUM!
     
  4. LAURIE W.
    I LOVE THIS RECIPE. It is my go too. I made this for a 40th birthday party and added garlic powder, caramelized onions & peas since it was mainly adults. I was surprised that everyone made such a fuss over macaroni & cheese. Then I tasted it. REAL GOOD. Thank you.
     
  5. carpenterkyla
    Made it with chives and chicken and it was delicious! The cream cheese was a real high point
     
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Tweaks

  1. jo s.
    BIG CHEESE LOVER* this is a great recipe I added chunks of sharp cheddar a little alfredo sauce a can of cheddar soup and sour cream the taste is off the chain THANKS!!!
     
  2. Kristin E.
    Used Jalapeno cream cheese instead. Added a 1/4lb shredded cheese to the top instead of crackers.
     
  3. ljoslynrn1
    Crushed Ritz crackers as I didn’t have bread crumbs.
     
  4. sharelyn.drummonds
    Didn't have much milk and only 12 oz. Of elbow macaroni so I used 2 cups if heavy cream, 8 oz of cream cheese instead. I also used some Sweet baby Ray's buffalo wing sauce instead of hot sauce but added 2 tablespoons to give it a kick. Turned out so super creamy!
     
  5. Ma f.
    Combined with Kraft mac & cheese
     

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I live in Sugar Land, Texas. I love to try new recipes. My husband jokes that if he likes something, I never make it again for 6 months! My children are very picky, but do have their favorites that I try to include in our menu more often than every 6 months.
 
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