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Best Macaroni & Cheese for a Macaroni & Cheese Bar

  • Author: Autumn Reo of


The best kind of macaroni and cheese is the one that you make! Make any party fun with a mac n cheese bar!


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/4 cup) cut into pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (I prefer Greek yogurt)
  • One can condensed Cheddar cheese soup, (10 3/4-ounce can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Boil the macaroni in a 2 quart saucepan in plenty of water until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, mix butter and cheese. Stir until the cheese melts.
  3. In a slow cooker, combine cheese/butter mixture and add sour cream, soup, salt, milk, nutmeg, mustard and pepper and stir well.
  4. Add drained macaroni and stir again. Set the slow cooker on low setting and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.


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