No-Boil Mac & Cheese

No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese Recipe – macaroni, milk, chicken broth, cheese, cream cheese, spices and flour – everything bakes in the same pan, even the pasta. No need to precook anything. So simple and SOO delicious! Ready in 30 minutes!

No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - macaroni, milk, chicken broth, cheese, cream cheese, spices and flour - everything bakes in the same pan, even the pasta. No need to precook anything. So simple and SOO delicious! Ready in 30 minutes!

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This was the best traditional baked mac & cheese we’ve ever made.  It was SO simple and SOOO delicious!  The best part about this mac & cheese is that you don’t have to boil the noodles!  Just mix everything together, pour it into a pan and bake it.  It is easier than boxed mac and cheese.  I think even Chicken Leg’s could make this!  Give it a try this weekend!  It would be a great addition to your 4th of July menu.

No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - macaroni, milk, chicken broth, cheese, cream cheese, spices and flour - everything bakes in the same pan, even the pasta. No need to precook anything. So simple and SOO delicious! Ready in 30 minutes!
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No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese Recipe – macaroni, milk, chicken broth, cheese, cream cheese, spices and flour – everything bakes in the same pan, even the pasta. No need to precook anything. So simple and SOO delicious! Ready in 30 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16- oz) pkg elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups shredded cheese – I used a cheddar jack blend
  • 1 (8-oz ) package softened cream cheese, cubed (I used light)
  • 2 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • fresh ground pepper
  • ½ cup flour

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the macaroni, milk and chicken broth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together using a large wooden spoon. Pour into a casserole dish. *Make sure all the pasta is covered. It won’t cook if it isn’t in the liquid mixture. I just pressed the noodles down in the pan until they were all covered.*
  • Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked.
  • Turn oven broiler on for the last two minutes of cooking time to brown up the top part of the mac and cheese. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Steph

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  1. I make this all the time now, but I just leave out the flour. That helps with it not being so dry. Also, eat it with in about 15 minutes because the macaroni continues to cook and absorb the moisture.

  2. This did not work for me… The noodles did not cook… Still in the oven right now after letting bake for 70 minutes. Just added more chicken broth and put back in the oven, We'll see but I'm not holding my breath!

  3. I tried this last night and was really excited about it. But, it came out dry. 🙁 I will have to try again and make some changes because I really want it to look like your pictures!

  4. OK – the mac n cheese is out of the oven and is really good. My only problem is that there wasn't enough liquid for the macaroni to completely cook, so I will be adding more the next time (although I did add about a 1/2 cup more milk when there wasn't enough liquid to cover the macaronis). The taste, though, was great, even though I used dried minced onions instead of onion salt. I was hesitant about onions in mac-n-cheese, but I'm not disappointed at all. This has huge potential and I'll happily try again in the future!! Thank you for this easy recipe.

  5. I have this in the oven right now (I didn't have a large casserole dish, so it's in two). And, yes, I know it's late (10 PM here). What can I say other than I can't wait for it to be done!!

  6. Will have to give this a shot. Our mac and cheese takes for ever for all the steps and messes up three pans.

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  8. Hmmm. I wonder if you could adapt this to a slow-cooker so you wouldn't have to heat up an oven. You wouldn't have the crispy cheese on top by you could stick the insert under a broiler for five minutes maybe.

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