I make this Baked Macaroni and Cheese using my Cheese Soup Recipe. These are two fairly easy recipes, and it will be a big hit at dinner!
This is a great recipe to take to get togethers, if we can even legally do that anymore! I usually take this to parties, or holiday dinners. It’s a super simple recipe that everyone loves.
Why Make Cheese Soup When You Can Buy It?
Once you learn how to make your own cheese soup, you’ll want to add it to just about everything! It’s great for broccoli and cheese, nachos, tacos and so much more!
You can buy cheese soup, but honestly it’s not the same! In addition canned cheese soup has a whole bunch of ingredients that your homemade soup won’t have in it. Additionally, the homemade version just tastes better!
Baked Macaroni And Cheese Recipe
Cheese Soup Ingredients
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cups milk
- 1 lb. cheddar, shredded
Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients
- 1 lb. Macaroni, drained
- 1 stick Butter, melted
- 1 Cheese Soup
- 1/4 tsp Pepper *optional
- 1/3 cup Breadcrumbs
These instructions are only for macaroni and cheese. Follow the instructions on the cheese soup page to make that first!
- Cook pasta according to the directions.
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Prepare the breadcrumbs by mixing them with the butter.
- Mix the cheese soup and the macaroni together.
- Add half of the bread crumbs to the macaroni mixture.
- If you are adding pepper do it now and mix well!
- Now, sprinkle the leftover breadcrumbs on top of everything.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 786Total Fat 54gSaturated Fat 32gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 156mgSodium 1416mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 30g
For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.
The best way to get the burnt cheese effect is to turn the broiler on for the last five minutes of cooking.
The broiler works fast, so stay close and watch the casserole very carefully! It should only take about 1-3 minutes to brown the cheese.
Make Ahead Instructions
If you want to prepare this dish ahead of time, do all of the steps except for baking. Allow the dish to cool for a little while. Then, cover your casserole and place it in the fridge.
Then, when you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake the casserole for 40 minutes or until it reaches at least 165ºF and the breadcrumbs are slightly browned.
More Macaroni Recipes
More Holiday Recipes
- Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
- Holiday Ham
- Double Stuffed Cornish Hens
- Peanut Turkey Satay (leftover turkey recipe)
- Deviled Eggs Recipe
- Green Bean Casserole
- French Fried Onions
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Gluten-Free Turkey Stuffing
- Sausage Stuffing Recipe
- Potato Au Gratin
- Potato Salad
- Mulled Wine
- Christmas Crack (Chocolate Toffee Dessert)
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