Mac 'N' Cheese Soup Recipe
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Mac 'N' Cheese Soup Recipe

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"I found this recipe a few years ago and made a few changes to suit our tastes," says Nancy Daugherty of Cortland, Ohio. "We love this creamy soup. Because it starts with a package of macaroni and cheese, it's ready in a jiffy."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) deluxe macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 9 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 263 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 976mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein


  1. Set aside cheese sauce packet from macaroni and cheese mix. In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil. Add broccoli and onion; cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in the soup, milk, ham and contents of cheese sauce packet; heat through. Drain macaroni; stir into soup. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Mac 'N' Cheese Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p39

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"My husband and I really liked this recipe! Beside the fact that it is a great comfort food, I really like the possibility for creative adjustments (we are thinking kielbasa and frozen peas will be a good variation!). Also, it's an easy set of ingredients to keep on hand for an unexpected cold or windy day when the grocery store just doesn't sound appealing!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"I subbed the ham for canned chicken like a previous comment b/c my husband doesn't like ham. It was ok, but I probably wont make again. On a side note, how are you going to give a recipe you haven't made a 2 star b/c you don't eat cheese?"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Just tried this today! Sooooo good. Great for a cold night in Upstate NY."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I would change some of the ingredients because I don't eat hardly any cheese! I love homemade soups and would add pasta to my soups and of course lots of broccoli and other vege's and the ham sounds wonderful will make some soup soon."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"This was a good recipe and a new way to use up some of the leftover Easter ham."

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