Creamy Baked Macaroni Recipe
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Creamy Baked Macaroni Recipe

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This old-fashioned macaroni casserole gets a different twist, thanks to Gouda cheese. It bakes up nice and creamy with just a hint of zip from the hot sauce. It's comfort food at its yummiest.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-2/3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) Gouda or cheddar cheese (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 272 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine the soup, milk, chives, mustard and hot pepper sauce. Stir in macaroni and cheese.
  2. Spoon into a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Baked Macaroni in Country Woman January/February 2005, p31

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az_jill User ID: 5181702 221227
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"This turned out great, per hubby, very addicting per me! : ^ ) So easy to throw together and as someone mentioned you can modify to your taste or what you have on hand. Would still like to try the gouda but not sure I could get dh to eat as readily. I also used the brown rice pasta and just love that stuff. Don't think it took anything away from this dish."

MY REVIEW User ID: 5582874 219953
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"We love this Mac and cheese recipe, it's very easy to make and you can modify it to your own taste."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 144763
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Love the flavor the Gouda gives this! I'll fix this for company!"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 131025
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"Different take on mac and cheese. You cannot tell the cream of chicken is in this dish but it really does help with the over creaminess of this mac and cheese."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 146915
Reviewed May. 23, 2014


col16 User ID: 1910889 206982
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"Will substitute crm of mushroom and try with cheddar next time"

shiny0torchic User ID: 6958458 130129
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"I have been on a search to find a homemade macaroni recipe that doesn't have Velveeta in the ingredients list. This recipe was quite yummy. I ended up doubling this recipe, used a family size can of cream of chicken soup, and used brown rice pasta. My fiancee is raving about this dish, whereas I'm still a little undecided. I'm sure it would have been better with regular wheat pasta, but that's the downside to being gluten intolerant. I will go ahead and keep this recipe as one of my top macaroni and cheese recipes unless I find something to top it."

ILoveYouThisMuch User ID: 5607396 65915
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"This is a great dish my whole family loves. I share it a lot at cook outs and I double the batch but there's never left overs! Friends always ask for the recipe. The other thing I love about this recipe is it's half the calories of similar recipes!"

norgrl User ID: 1667789 64096
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"this passed the test of the kids and most of all the hubby!"

tamaralenae User ID: 5624145 144762
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"This was actually great! loved by our whole household (which is just two adults) ;-)"

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