Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Clone

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"This is about as close as you will ever get to the real Kraft Mac & Cheese. This recipe goes back to when my son was small, I still make it today and love it just as much. This doesn’t make a whole lot of mac & cheese, so you can double the amounts if desired."

Original is 4-5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (75.7 g)
  • Calories 261.4
  • Total Fat - 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 31.2 mg
  • Sodium - 224.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 9.5 g
  • Calcium - 223.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta in boiling water according to package directions; drain but do not rinse, then transfer to a bowl and toss the hot pasta with 2 tablespoons butter.

Step 2

While the pasta is cooking make the cheese sauce.

Step 3

In a small saucepan over the low heat combine the grated cheese with Cheez Whiz, cream or milk and salt; stir until heated and smooth (watching close not to burn).

Step 4

Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta; mix to combine.

Step 5

Serve immediately.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


This recipe is great! It tastes just like the real thing, although maybe slightly zestier. Will definitely be making this again


review by:
(12 Aug 2020)


I can't even count the amount of times I've made this, it's the most easiest and super great mac and cheese recipe and shame on me for not reviewing it sooner. Five stars all the way for ease and flavor, thanks Kittenkal


review by:
(4 Aug 2012)

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