Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

Level: Easy
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Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese becomes creamier and cheesier with the addition of Carnation Evaporated Milk. This family favorite and classic comfort food is easy to make and enjoy.


  • NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, amount per box directions
  • 1 box of your favorite macaroni & cheese dry dinner kit


SUBSTITUTE Carnation Evaporated Milk for regular milk called for on the package of macaroni & cheese.

NOTE: For Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with less fat, use Carnation Evaporated Lowfat Milk or Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk.

Sounds "awesome"

by S. Sally , Perrysburg, OH on Jul. 2010

I can't wait to try this on my granddaughter during her next visit. She always wants macaroni and cheese and the rest of the family has other requests. I keep Carnation milk on hand and use it for my favorite gravy recipe.

Richer flavor!

by J. Janet , Westernport, MD on Jun. 2010

Carnation Evaporated Milk is not only great in this mac and cheese but also in a variety of other recipes. I especially like it in my tuna noodle casserole. It adds a rich flavor instead of using just plain milk. (I use the Carnation Evaporated Skim Milk.)

Brilliant idea!

by F. FuMei , Arcadia, CA on May. 2010

I never thought about using low fat evap milk to make Mac & Cheese. It is so creamy, delicious and the best is low fat! I am loving this new idea so much and everyone should try it out!

" bestess mac and cheese I ever ate"

by a. ann , on Feb. 2010

Out of necessity;I made mac & cheese this way to serve my very finicky 8 yo grand daughter.She didn't want the franks & beans I had planned & I was out of fresh bottled milk. She said it was" the bestess mac& cheese, she ever ate"

box mac & cheese

by j. jeanne , Craftsbury Common, VT on Aug. 2009

The grandkids loved it better than regular skim milk. Thanks for the idea. But still prefer the old fashioned baked mac & cheese.

More Cheese

by S. Sadie , Bronx, NY on Dec. 2008

Evaporated milk enhance the Macaroni and cheese. I like to add more cheese and sour cream .

Creamier Mac & Cheese

by V. Virginia , Feeding Hills, MA on Nov. 2008

We all love macaroni and cheese. It's great to have at hand for eating yummy on those cold winter days. So easy to make and enjoyable to eat. Adding Evaporated Milk to the recipe makes it even better


by T. Tracy , Itasca, IL on Sep. 2008

My 6 year old blue box lover tried this recipe and LOVED it! She is a mac and cheese snob - it's blue box or nothing! Her main complaint of other brands is that they are slimy. I was putting it in front of her bracing myself for a meltdown and she took a bite and thought it was GREAT!


by c. carol , FONTANA, CA on Jun. 2008

Best macaroni and cheese I have ever had. My whole family just loved it.

of course

by A. Apryl , RIVERSIDE, CA on May. 2008

I made this for my kids ,,, an all time favorite