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Macaroni and Cheese Soup

How about some warm and comforting macaroni and cheese but the surprise is it’s soup!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Comfort Foods, soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese, quick soup recipes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 566kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked mini cocktail meatballs -OR- 8 oz lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz process cheese i.e. Velveeta cubed
  • 1 cup cooked elbow macaroni

Instructions

  • If using ground beef, brown and drain; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until there are no lumps. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Whisk the beef stock in gradually, taking care there are no lumps. Cook over medium heat until this just begins to boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the process cheese, stirring constantly until it's completely melted and blended.
  • Stir in the cream, meatballs (or drained ground beef) and the cooked macaroni. Heat through and serve.

Notes

You can substitute chicken stock and cubed cooked chicken for the ground beef/meatballs and the beef stock.
You may substitute 2 cups shredded real cheddar for the process cheese, but bear in mind the soup will separate upon reheating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1113mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1017IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 486mg | Iron: 2mg