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Bella's Mac and Cheese Recipe

Bella's Mac and Cheese

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"A creamy, smooth macaroni and cheese dinner in less than 30 minutes."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, cut up butter, American cheese, and sharp cheese into 1 inch squares for easy melting. Separate butter and cheeses into two equal size portions.
  3. Begin with one of the butter and cheese portions, microwave on 50% power for 7 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir well. Add second portion of butter and cheese to melted mixture. Microwave an additional 7 minutes on 50% power. Remove and stir well.
  4. Pour cheese mixture over cooked macaroni and stir until noodles are coated with butter and cheese mixture. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 22, 2003

This recipe is quick, easy, and tasty--when fresh. My only problem is that it doesn't make good leftovers. After being refrigerated, it is nearly impossible to spoon out of the pan since the cheese hardens when it cools, and it doesn't reheat well, all the cheese sinks to the bottom of the pan leaving oily pasta at the top. My son loves mac and cheese and I like to make a lot for dinner and reheat it for his lunch the next day, a no-go with this recipe, he won't eat it. I do continue to use this recipe, but I only make half so as to avoid waste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 28, 2006 was ok, like the post before my children liked it. My hubby and I thought a box of Kraft would have been better.


39 Ratings

Oct 10, 2003

This was really quick and good but i did need to add some milk before 2nd microwave and it came out really creamy. I don't buy american cheese so used just cheddar maybe thats why. But i liked it the way it came out

Dec 09, 2003

This tasted much better than the store bought brand. However, it's only good right after you cook it. After it's cooled down, it doesn't taste great, and it gets oily after reheating.

Sep 15, 2003

Loved it, Husband and kids ask for it once a week. Very easy to make, I make it before I go to work, so kids and Hubby have something nice and hot when they get home. Thanks for the recipe

Jul 06, 2005

Okay. My husband and I thought it was lumpy and bland, but our 2 yr old absolutely loved it! It was unappetizing after about 20 minutes.

Jan 01, 2005

the recipe didn't work very well for me....

May 03, 2010

This tastes like buffet style homemade mac and cheese. We have been looking for a simple, good recipe and we've tried a few that were not very good. THIS IS WONDERFUL!


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 14.6 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 421 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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