No-Bake Macaroni & Cheese

April/May 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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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

Almost there

Replace Dijon Mustard with Smoked Paprika and be amazed.

Everything but mustard

We loved it, we added mushrooms to it and it turned out great!


I subbed light coconut milk for the cow's milk, used almond cheddar and pepper jack cheese, rice rotini noodles. i made the cheese sauce base like i would have a normal mac-n-cheese recipe but used coconut oil for frying the fresh garlic and onion i minced. added the coconut milk then the cheese and seasonings. poured it over the pasta and fresh broccoli. pretty fantastic!

great starter recipe
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Where do you find almond

Where do you find almond cheddar? I only know of soy based dairy free cheese.

Quick and healthy

This is a good-tasting, quick and healthy recipe for macaroni and cheese that actually has that cheesy taste we crave in mac & cheese. It's incredibly simple to prepare and is just down-good comfort food. I did modify it somewhat, using fresh broccoli that I blanched and fresh garlic that I added to the sauce. I would not serve my version to company because of the lack of fat: I used nonfat milk and lowfat cheddar.

Have most ingredients on hand, great for last minute meal
Kids loved it

I used fresh garlic, pressed, in the sauce. Worked very well. Also used fresh broccoli. Added some extra cheese to sauce as well. Anyway, both the kids and I really liked this. I thought it would be too strong a flavor as I like garlic and mustard flavours an made it to suit me. But we all loved it.


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