Cheese Blend Macaroni and Cheese

by Todd Leonard CEC on August 13, 2014
Todd Leonard CEC
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 | Kids Rating: 5/5


This recipe is designed to be a quick and easy way to use THRIVE Cheese Blend.

Serves: 5

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 20 min

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15 min
* Adjusting the servings on a recipe adjusts only the first measurement for each ingredient, and does not adjust any measurements in the directions.


  • 4 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. Iodized Salt
  • 1 1/2 c. Elbow Macaroni
  • 1/2 c. pasta water, from cooked macaroni
  • 6 tbsp. Cheese Blend
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. THRIVE Instant MilkTHRIVE Instant Milk + 1/2 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. THRIVE Chefs ChoiceTHRIVE Chefs Choice

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  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, bring the water to a boil and add the salt.
  2. Add macaroni and stir. Cook for 7–8 minutes or until tender.
  3. With a ladle, skim off 1/2 c. pasta water and set to the side.
  4. Drain pasta and return to low heat.
  5. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.
  6. Let pasta simmer on low until thickened (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups