Kid Friendly – Cream Cheese Macaroni

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Cream Cheese Macaroni

Sounds weird right?  Cream cheese and Macaroni?  Well I’m not sure who came up with it, but my mom used to make it for me as a kiddo.  I loved macaroni and cheese and this is what I would get whenever she ran out of cheddar.  My mom was the type of cook who would only cook if she had to do it.  The woman COULD cook, just hated doing it.  I think I started cooking by the time I was 13 years old.  I mean really cooking the dinners. I made my first meal around 8.  I’ve always loved being in the kitchen.  I’ll never forget my mom burning dinners – I think it was her way of getting me into the kitchen.  Who wants burnt steak?  Needless to say she really didn’t like it!

She used to make the Cream Cheese Macaroni and put it into a special ramekin dish for me.  I’ll never forget   holding the heart on the end.  It was a circular dish with a flat heart.  I thought my world was over when it broke.  We looked high and low for another to replace it and failed.  At least I still have the memories, and the cream cheese macaroni.  It’s funny how most of my memories of family are around food.  Food is everything to my family for some reason.  Memories, food, family.. love.  I miss my mom, and think about her and my father constantly.  Making dishes like this takes me back.  Back to when everything was okay.  When they were here.  So while I go enjoy my food.. I’ll leave you with a recipe.  :)

Cream Cheese Macaroni

Cream Cheese Macaroni
Serves 2

2-3 Cups Cooked Elbow Noodles
2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
1 Teaspoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Milk
Pinch of Salt, Pepper, and Dried Basil

In a sauce pan mix together the ingredients.  Mix constantly over a medium-low fire. Once the cream cheese and butter are melted serve and enjoy.


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23 Responses to “Kid Friendly – Cream Cheese Macaroni”

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    Mellisa — November 16, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Wow.. this looks good. I never thought of adding cream cheese to mac and cheese.

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    Elaina (A Time Out for Mommy) — November 17, 2012 @ 4:24 am

    My sil makes this all the time!

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    Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins — November 17, 2012 @ 4:51 am

    Sounds good to me!

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    Leilani — November 17, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    Doesn’t sound weird at all. Sounds delicious!

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    Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah — November 17, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I wish my son would eat mac and cheese. I know I love it!

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    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving — November 18, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    I’m pretty sure my niece would destroy this :)

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    Colleen (Shibley Smiles) — November 18, 2012 @ 2:59 am

    This looks and sounds amazing.

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    Tricia Nightowlmama — November 18, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    I’d eat it but not sure my kids would even try it cause its no the same color

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    HilLesha — November 18, 2012 @ 5:49 am

    Yummy!

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    Sheri — November 18, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    That looks so good! I make my alfredo sauce with cream cheese.

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    Toni Patton — November 18, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    My middle would love this. He is a huge mac & cheese fan.

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    marla — November 18, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

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    Jeannie — November 19, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    Sorry you broke your fav dish. Sweet memories. Hubby and I will try. Sounds like comfort food.

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    Mom Foodie — November 19, 2012 @ 4:17 am

    I put the lower fat cream cheese in pasta sauces sometimes & like it.

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    Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com — November 19, 2012 @ 4:30 am

    I want some! Sorry that you broke your dish.

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    Emily @FamilyNLifeLV — November 19, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    We use laughing cow cheese for a lot of my son’s pasta. He loves it, always has!

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    Anne - Mommy Has to Work — November 19, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    This really sounds good!

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    Marcie W. — November 19, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    My little sister is addicted to elbow noodles, butter and ketchup! She even craved it during her entire pregnancy. I would love to try your recipe!

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    Donna — November 20, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Not sure my son would eat it, but I am positive, I would! :)

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    Courtney Tucker — November 21, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    I’ve cooked macaroni and cheese with cream cheese before and have mixed it with Velveeta cheese also, tastes nice.

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    Kathleen — November 24, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    Looks so creamy and good. I love homemade mac and cheese.

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    Shannon — January 25, 2013 @ 3:48 am

    mmmmmmmm

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    Nicole+Dz — September 26, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    I bet this is some delish creamy mac and cheese, one of my personal favorites too! Great side!

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