Copycat Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese

Anita Hoffman


A copycat recipe of Stouffer's famous macaroni and cheese recipe.
Recipe and photo adapted from Top Secret Recipes.


★★★★★ 3 votes

45 Min
50 Min


  • 2 tsp
  • 5 tsp
  • 1 c
    skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp
    plus 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese, medium not mild or sharp
  • 1 3/4 c
    uncooked elbow macaroni

How to Make Copycat Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese


  1. Whisk the flour into the skim milk in a small saucepan, then place over medium low heat.
  2. Add the shredded Cheddar cheese, butter and salt and stir often with a spoon until the cheese begins to melt.
    Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
    Use a whisk to stir the sauce every couple of minutes so that it becomes smooth and thick.
  3. When the sauce thickens, cook 1 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni in rapidly boiling water. Boil for 8 minutes, until tender and then drain.
  4. After the cheese sauce has simmered for 30 minutes, pour the pasta into a medium bowl.
    Gently stir in the cheese sauce, and then pour the mixture into a casserole dish.
    Cover and freeze.
  5. Bake the frozen macaroni in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 53 minutes, or until the cheese begins to brown slightly.

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About Copycat Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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