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Mac 'N' Cheese Soup

 Mac 'N' Cheese Soup
"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."
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 263 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 976 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.