Warm and comforting Mac and Cheese Soup is a cheesy way to put a dinner on the table that the whole family will love. Leftovers are great for lunch, too!Jump to Recipe
Have you been looking for a way to mix up your mac and cheese? Or maybe you’ve been looking for another soup to add to your regular repoitoire?
This is the soup for you!
Why you’ll love this recipe
This Mac and Cheese Soup recipe is a guaranteed winner! It’s overflowing with cheese and noodles, but it also has a healthy heaping of veggies thrown in to the mix for good measure.
It’s an easy dinner to throw together. You can get dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes, from start to finish.
Every mac and cheese fan will fall in love with their first bite. The soup tastes just like the classic dish, except you eat it with a spoon.
It makes plenty – enough for at least 8 servings – and the leftovers taste just as good as the original serving.
Ingredients you need
This soup requires a surprisingly few amount of ingredients. Here’s all you’ll need:
- Stock (chicken or vegetable)
- Onion, celery and carrots
- Shredded cheese
That’s it! You likely even have everything you’ll need on hand already.
Tips to make the best Mac & Cheese Soup
This soup is so easy to put together that you really don’t have to worry too much about messing it up. But, there are a few things to keep in mind to make it the best that it can be!
Tip #1 – Use freshly shredded cheese instead of bagged shredded cheese. The freshly shredded cheese melts much more smoothly and helps to give the soup a silky consistency.
Tip #2 – Although I usually love one-pot soups where the noodles boil right in the broth, I don’t recommend that for this soup. It’s worth dirtying an extra pot to get the best consistency for both the soup and the noodles.
Tip #3 – Make sure you dissolve the cornstarch completely in the milk before you stir it into the soup. And when you do stir it in, pour it into the pot slowly and stir continuously. Both of these steps will prevent any clumps from forming.
There are all kinds of ways you can mix up the recipe for Mac and Cheese Soup! Have fun with and make it your own.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Top with cooked, crumbled bacon
- Stir in lobster, cubed, cooked chicken or ham pieces
- Add broccoli or cauliflower
- Replace the pasta with potatoes
- Use any shape of pasta that you’d like
- Puree the veggies in the soup (with an immersion blender) before adding the pasta for a thick, chowder-y consistency
- Use your favorite combination of cheeses
If you try any of these variations, or come up with one of your own, I would love to hear about it!
Other soup recipes to try
- Ground Beef Stroganoff Soup
- Loaded Baked Potato Soup
- Cajun Chicken Noodle Soup
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Ground Beef & Barley Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Mac and Cheese Soup
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 medium Yellow onion (diced)
- 4 stalks Celery (thinly sliced)
- 3 Carrots (peeled and thinly sliced)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
- 8 cups Chicken or vegetable stock
- 4 cups Cooked pasta (shape of choice)
- 1/4 cup Cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cup Milk
- 4 cups Freshly shredded cheese (Sharp cheddar, Colby Jack, Mild cheddar, or any other combination that you'd like)
- Additional salt, pepper and paprika (to taste)
- Melt butter in a large pot. Add onions, celery and carrots. Season with salt, paprika and pepper and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour in stock and bring to a slow boil.
- Simmer soup for about 10 minutes, until carrots are tender, maintaining a low boil.
- Completely dissolve cornstarch in milk and slowly pour and stir into soup.
- Add cheese a little bit at a time, stirring after each addition, until completely melted.
- Stir in cooked noodles. Season to taste with more salt, pepper and paprika. Serve and enjoy!
- Use freshly shredded cheese for the best consistency.
- Save any leftovers and enjoy for a delicious lunch the next day.
- Make it the soup your own with add-ins such as crumbled bacon, lobster, cooked chicken or ham pieces.