Creamy Macaroni and Cheese


Creamy mac and cheese is a family-friendly dinner recipe that will leave everyone fighting over the last bite! Our baked mac and cheese recipe includes cheddar cheese soup and eggs for an extra-rich texture.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 16 ounce dried elbow macaroni (4 cups)

  • 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

  • 1 8 ounce package pasteurized prepared cheese product, cut up

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk

  • 1 10.75 ounce can condensed cheddar cheese soup or 1 cup process cheese dip

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, let the cheeses and butter stand at room temperature. Drain macaroni; transfer to a very large bowl. Add 1-1/2 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese, the cheese product, and the butter to the hot pasta; stir well to combine. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cheese soup, and white pepper until smooth. Stir egg mixture into macaroni mixture. Spoon macaroni mixture into a 3-quart casserole dish.

  3. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and stir well. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes more or until heated through (160 degrees F) and cheese melts.

Lighten Up:

For a lighter macaroni and cheese, substitute reduced-fat versions of the cheddar cheese and cheese product. Use only 1/8 cup butter, decrease eggs to two, and use fat-free evaporated milk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

635 Calories
35g Fat
54g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 635
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 1207mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 575.5mg 44%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 510mg 11%
Folate, total 153.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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