Fancy-But-Easy Mac N' Cheese

Fancy-But-Easy Mac N' Cheese

56 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Recipe by  Nadine

“Want a quick and easy Mac n' Cheese that looks like you spent all day working on it? This is the recipe.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the diced onion in a large pot of lightly-salted water; bring to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain. Transfer the onion and pasta to a casserole dish; season with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Stir the butter and brown sugar into the pasta mixture until the butter melts. Add the Cheddar cheese soup, Havarti cheese, Parmesan cheese and 1/3 cup of Cheddar cheese; stir well. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over top of the dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven about 45 minutes. Change oven setting to 'Broil' and cook until top is golden brown, about 4 minutes.

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I made this recipe for a church gathering and everyone raved about it. The only thing I changed was using less brown sugar. Everyone said it was the best mac & cheese they ever had!



I am sorry. This was down right awful. You are better off just sticking to making a cheese sauce via rue. Brown sugar does not go with cheese, and contrary to what other reviews may have said the cheese soup tastes very processed.



This was delicious! I usually don't like baked mac n' cheese, but this was perfect. I didn't use the brown sugar, as another reviewer suggested, and it was still fantastic! The best part about it for me was the fact that it didn't dry out when I reheated it for lunch. Also, I had never tried Havarti cheese before, so I was nervous about it, but I will definitely use the cheese and this recipe again!!!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 505 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 56 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 20.4 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 1224 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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