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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."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 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


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

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  • emadams527
    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!

  • jbrough1984
    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?

  • PMFB
    Dec 8, 2013

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

  • claylady01
    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.

  • PoohGal79
    Apr 16, 2013

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  • katlaydee3
    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • Lms526
    Feb 2, 2011

    I left out the broccoli and substituted canned chicken for the ham. I also used skim milk instead of 2%. But my parents and I all loved this soup. I would definitely make this again.

  • wittymomma
    Jan 3, 2011

    We are making this soup again tonight! We loved it! I am going to make 4 times the amount of this soup this time though! Last time I Just doubled it... We all (5 of us) had 1 bowl each... But it was so good we all wanted more lol. SO I am doubling my doubled recipe lol. Looking forward to it & Cant wait to eat!! Thanks for reading!! Enjoy!

  • jsyone
    Mar 30, 2010

    I tried this recipe and it turned out great! Even the picky eaters at my house loved it and the day I made we had an unexpected guest who loved it too. very good and very easy.

  • margaret stracke
    Jan 4, 2008

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