26 responses

  1. Misty
    February 10, 2013

    Yes, I do want this right now!

  2. Janice
    February 10, 2013

    YUMMMMMMM! I will certainly be trying this out. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night.

  3. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    February 11, 2013

    Looks amazing. And like it will be on my menu sometime this week :)

  4. Heather
    February 11, 2013

    Have been feeling guilty about serving KD for one lunch per weekend, but my picky two-year-old likes it, and I can only handle one mealtime battle a day. Will have to try this. I think I would probably microwave some frozen spinach and throw it in the food processor too for stealth veggies.

  5. Erica B.
    February 11, 2013

    We make cheese sauce from scratch at least once a week for the kids. I’m definitely going to try this! Thank you! :D

  6. Morgan
    February 11, 2013

    Making this for lunch today! Looks delicious :)

  7. Elaine
    February 11, 2013

    Let’s go back to how a pot won’t boil over if you put a wooden spoon over it. What the what?!

    • Julie
      February 11, 2013

      Elaine – I know!! I’m not sure where I picked this up – I think from my aunt. Anyway, I have no idea why it would work, but it apparently does! And I’ve never had a pot boil over with a wooden spoon on it. What will they think of next??

  8. Amy
    February 11, 2013

    Why didn’t I think of that?! YUM!

  9. Carolyn
    February 11, 2013

    Brilliant idea. I’m glad I’m not the only one with freezer space issues. Your comments earlier this year about making things using what we have on hand resonated big time with me, so we’ve been (mostly) eating out of the freezer and pantry (with the exception of fresh fruits, veggies and dairy). I’m slowly making space in the freezer (like losing weight, it’s a lot easier to fill it up than to eat through it).

  10. bev
    February 11, 2013

    I am so very impressed – I’m always looking for easy mac and cheese for quick suppers!! You are the BEST!!

  11. Melanie
    February 11, 2013

    I’ve been waiting all of my life for this… for real. Love, love, love.

  12. Ginette
    February 11, 2013

    ooohh can’t wait to try this one! I also cringe inside every time I serve up KD to my toddlers (even though it’s the organic kind) with the powder cheese sauce. I’ve been trying to find a quick and easy homemade replacement that will fool them, I mean, that they will like as much as the box stuff. This might be it!

  13. Mia
    February 11, 2013

    I read the recipe in the morning and immediately knew what I was going to do with the leftover cooked pasta from Sunday when I got home from work. I blended the ingredients in the food proessor, threw them into a pot to simmer and then added the cold pasta until heated through. The whole family went ballistic!!! Soooooooo darn gooooooooood and I didn’t have to stand over the stove, whisking a roux. I had dinner on the table, with turkey sausages and a cherry tomato salad, within 40 minutes on a Monday night…awesome. Thank you, Julie!

    • Julie
      February 11, 2013

      So glad everyone is loving this!!

  14. Sue V (London, ON)
    February 12, 2013

    This was awesome Julie! So easy, fast and delicious. You rock!

  15. Lana
    February 12, 2013

    This is so cool! I just made it for the kids for lunch, and it worked like a charm. Not a single complaint that it wasn’t “real” mac&cheese ie KD.

    I just invested in a Vitamix, so I didn’t even have to shred the cheese – just added chunks to the blender. And the clean-up was easy, too.

  16. Amy
    February 12, 2013

    Must be something about Mac & Cheese and hospitals LOL. Made this for my boyfriend and I tonight after coming home from yet another visit to Emergency to get him Anti-biotics. Anyway, it was super delicious :) I def want to try the mix of Gouda with cheddar next time. Yummm

  17. Andrea
    February 13, 2013

    I made this yesterday for lunch and it was so easy and so good! Thank you! I have enjoyed several of your recipes now and I always love your stories!

  18. Avery
    February 13, 2013

    That wooden spoon trick has never worked for me… maybe I had too much water in there to begin with? I keep trying it with an optimistic persistence, though. The Mac n’ cheese looks like it would definitely work for me, though… : D

  19. Cory Lievers
    February 13, 2013

    yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum

  20. Sarah
    February 20, 2013

    Yummy! I hate having to clean my food processor, so my trick (also includes veggies) is to sauté onions/carrots/peppers/whatever in lots of butter or olive oil, then sprinkle the flour over top (it coats the veggies and means zero lumps!) While the pasta cooks I chop veggies and heat the milk in the microwave. Then do a quick sauté in the hot pot while the pasta drains in the sink. Hot milk over veggies/butter/flour turns into a smooth white sauce in about 1 minute. Cheese can be added right away.

    I’m sure that purists avoid the extra veggies in their mac and cheese, but my mom’s “cheddar baked macaroni” always had lots of onions and celery, so this is pure comfort for me.

  21. christine
    March 10, 2013

    I made this for my sister who I was helping thru a particularly rough round of chemo. This was all that was appealing to her and I was so grateful to find something she wanted to eat! Thanks as always Julie.

    • Julie
      March 10, 2013

      Christine, I’m so sorry to hear it. I’m glad you were able to enjoy some homemade mac & cheese together.

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