Macaroni and cheese soup

I love me some comfort food, nothing better than homemade macaroni and cheese except maybe homemade macaroni and cheese soup!

So we got into a discussion just the other day after I saw an ad for Panera bread mac n cheese served in a bread bowl(I have to try this!!!) And it was mentioned about the carbs… yes it would be a lot of carbs but since I dont really watch my carb intake I didnt care, then “you know what’s good in that bread bowl? Broccoli cheese soup!” I cannot disagree at all but I do think there are still quite a few carbs in the soup.

I did a google search on carbs of macaroni and cheese and broccoli cheese soup and it hit me like a ton of bricks… what if I made macaroni and cheese soup? Is there such a thing?

I began jotting down an ingredient list and tonight I built the recipe I will share with you!

Ingredient list

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 can of evaporated milk

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan bring 6 cups water to a boil(remember to salt water generously)
  • Once water is boiling add 2 cups macaroni stirring occasionally
  • Cook noodles al dente and remove from heat and drain
  • In a large soup pot or non stick cooking pot melt butter add the following… onions, celery, salt, pepper, garlic, crushed red pepper,ground mustard and simmer until onions and celery are translucent and tender
  • Add cornstarch to butter and stir over low heat(you may need to remove from heat so it doesnt burn)
  • Add 1 carton of chicken broth bring to a boil
  • Add the 3 1/2 cups of cheese stirring constantly to melt through
  • Add the macaroni noodles and stir in 1 can if evaporated milk
  • Simmer for 10 minutes or until ready to eat
  • Serve with cooked broccoli, extra cheese, garlic toast

I hope you enjoy this macaroni and cheese soup

Recipe is 100% created, written, and tested by me, Danielle

Let me know if you try it!!!

Author: redefineyourclosetwithdanielle

I am a Personal Wardrobe Stylist and Closet Whisperer with Ruby Ribbon! By Day I teach allied Health mainly Medical Coding, I am a Certified Medical Coder, Auditor and Instructor through the AAPC. I love learning new techniques, skills, and subjects, I am currently enrolled at Capella getting my Masters Degree in Public Health! I absolutely love Ruby Ribbon, my business not only helps me to pay for fun activities for my family but also helps me empower women through confidence building clothes and fashion. I have always loved blogs, reading and writing so here I am I hope that you enjoy this blog and if you are interested in learning more about what I do at Ruby Ribbon please contact me!

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