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Creamy Baked Macaroni


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.675675
  • az_jill
    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.

  • 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
    Sep 14, 2014

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

  • danielleylee
    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
    May 23, 2014


  • col16
    Dec 31, 1969

    Will substitute crm of mushroom and try with cheddar next time

  • shiny0torchic
    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
    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
    Mar 13, 2011

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

  • tamaralenae
    Feb 22, 2011

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

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