No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese

April/May 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

Your rating: None Average: 4 (384 votes)

Not only is this ultra-creamy version of mac-and-cheese nearly as fast as the boxed variety, but your family will be able to pronounce every ingredient. If they aren't broccoli fans, substitute a frozen vegetable of your choice.

"This is really good (even if I omit the garlic powder, broccoli, and mustard), but I find that it usually needs more salt for more flavor. I also use a quinoa elbow pasta, which adds to the nutrition (my kids like the quinoa pasta, too...

62 Reviews for No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese


I substituted the Parmesian for "taco blend" cheese because i dont tend to buy parmesian other then the grated kind. It was great. Lots of flavor and very creamy

very easy, lots of things you can substitute
great flavor

I thought this recipe was really great. It was really filling and the cheese sauce was the perfect consistency and just had this amazing flavor I didn't expect. I used a broccoli and cauliflower mix that I had in the freezer and it turned out great.

filling, tasty

i quite liked this...i substituted the parmesan for gruyere and added more salt and some chili powder for a kick. really nice and creamy.

not much flavor

I was looking forward to this dish but I was disappointed. It did not have much flavor, let alone a mac & cheese taste. Doubling up on the cheddar cheese might make it taste better but then there goes the healthy eating. My search for a tasty low fat mac & cheese continues...

few ingredients needed
Quick Weeknight Meal

Overall, I'd describe this recipe as "good." It was easy to make and most kitchens have the ingredients on hand at any time. I agree with some other comments that it's a tad bland, so I'd suggest using garlic salt instead of garlic powder, or if you're looking to keep the salt content low, use a stronger cheese. I wouldn't rave about this recipe, but it was satisfactory to my taste buds and easy to make, so I'm likely to make it again.

Easy, most ingredients are in every kitchen
No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

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