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Macaroni & Cheese Soup

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Updated June 07, 2019
Macaroni and Cheese Soup
SERVES
6
SERVING SIZE
1 1/4 cup per serving
COOK TIME
15 Min

When the weather gets chilly, we're thinking one thing: comfort. Luckily for you, we've got something that combines the comfort of seasonal soup with, always divine, mac 'n' cheese. That's right, our Macaroni & Cheese Soup is sure to be the seasons biggest hit. When you're feeling cold and hungry, there's nothing better than doubling down on fall time comfort. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 (7.25-ounce) package macaroni & cheese mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil. Stir in mixed vegetables, macaroni from package (reserving cheese packet), salt, and pepper. Return to a boil and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, including reserved cheese packet. Reduce heat to low and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened and creamy, stirring occasionally.

Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip!

  • If the soup sits for a while, the pasta will absorb the liquid. If that happens, an additional cup of milk and you should be good to go.
     
  • If you love our Macaroni and Cheese Soup, then you'll want to check out our "Souper" Burger Soup and Taco Soup too! 
     
  • And if you're not feeling like soup, be sure to check out our collection of 22 Best Mac and Cheese Recipes.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 396
  • Calories from Fat 152
  • Total Fat 17g 26 %
  • Saturated Fat 10g 51 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 21g 42 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 54mg 18 %
  • Sodium 1,005mg 42 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 42g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.8g 19 %
  • Sugars 9.3g 0 %

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too much liquid. My noodles became over cooked. Not cheesy enough, I'm thinking because the milk. Could have cut it down in 1/2. I also added chicken to this though

Love it! I had some Southwest Chipotle Greek Yogurt dip and stirred some in! OOOO its so good!

I added a can of cream of chicken soup, 1/2 small onion chopped and sauteed in 2 T. butter and an extra cup of milk. Was a little more tasteful!!

Very easy for a busy weeknight meal. Comforting and easy to modify. I substituted chicken stock for water and added pre-cooked chicken to give it more body. This was awesome with Jiffy cornbread muffins! Just a quick meal that tasted good.

With the salt in the macaroni cheese packet, plus the Cheddar cheese, I am wondering if the 1 1/2tsp. of salt might be a bit too much sodium. Guess I will just have to try it and see what happens. Sounds delicious!

comfort overload!! i will probably add the diced ham & hush puppies on the side.YUM

I am wondering if you can use the mac and cheese mix with the creamy cheese instead of the powdered cheese.

wow LOVE the idea!!!!:D

Didn't he use chicken in this recipe when it aired the other day?

I think you could use alfredo box cheese dinner for a different taste. This sounds like winter warm soup to me.

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