Kraft Deluxe Original Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
In the past, Top Secret Recipes has not offered clone recipes for products that are make-at-home “kits.” But, I’ve received so many requests for this one, that I just couldn’t resist. It’s a recipe to clone America’s best-selling brand of instant macaroni & cheese. This recipe is for the “Deluxe” variety of this popular product — that is, the one that comes with an envelope of thick cheese sauce, rather than the dry, powdered cheese. I think the “Deluxe” version, with its two-cheese blend, is the better tasting of the two, although, it’s gonna hit you a bit harder in the wallet. But now, with this Top Secret Recipe, you can make macaroni & cheese that taste like Kraft’s original at a fraction of the price of the real deal.
8 cups water
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Cheez Whiz
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Bring 8 cups (2 quarts) of water to a boil over high heat in a large saucepan. Add elbow macaroni to water and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally
2. As macaroni boils, prepare sauce by combining cheddar cheese, Cheez Whiz, and milk in a small saucepan over medium/low heat. Stir cheese mixture often as it heats, so that it does not burn. Add salt. When all of the cheddar cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth, cover pan and set aside until macaroni is ready.
3. When macaroni is ready, strain water, but do not rinse the macaroni.
4. Using the same pan you prepared the macaroni in, combine the macaroni with the cheese sauce, and mix well. (http://www.topsecretrecipes.com)
Makes about 4 cups.