Cuisinart Original

Ditch the boxed stuff for a night and give the
Cuisinart version a try. The cream cheese in the
recipe keeps it nice and creamy and prevents the
cheese from separating


1½ cups dried macaroni
1 cup water
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup milk (whole or reduced fat)
1 cup shredded Cheddar
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack
4 ounces cream cheese, cut into 4 pieces
Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):
Calories 431 (32% from fat) • carb. 35g • pro. 20g • fat 24g
sat. fat 14g • chol. 76mg • sod. 768mg • calc. 35mg • fiber 0g


1. Put the pasta, water and salt into a large,
microwave-safe casserole dish. Cover and
microwave on High (PL10) for 6 minutes. Check
doneness of the pasta and add an additional 2
minutes on High (PL10) if necessary.
2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook
on High (PL10) for 4 minutes. Stop to stir and then
cook on High (PL10) for an additional 2 minutes

3. Stir and serve warm.