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Mac and Cheese without Milk

Quick and easy mac and cheese without milk recipe; a creamy, delicious meal ready in about 15 minutes. Comfort food at its best! 
Course Main Course, Pasta Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make mac and cheese without milk, mac and cheese no milk, mac and cheese without milk, mac n cheese without milk
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 929kcal
Author Adina


  • Large pot
  • Large saucepan


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni Note 1, 2
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese about 2 cups (Note 3)
  • 4 oz mozzarella about 1 cup
  • 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • fine sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta: Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add salt generously. Cook macaroni according to the packet's instructions. Reserve about 1 cup of pasta water. Drain well.
  • Melt cheese: Shortly before the pasta is cooked, heat a large saucepan. Add grated cheese, cream cheese, mustard, some salt, and pepper. Melt cheese on low heat, constantly stirring, for about 2 minutes. Don't overheat the mixture.
  • Combine: Add drained pasta and about ¼ - ½ of the reserved pasta water (as needed for a creamy consistency) and stir to combine. Adjust the taste with more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve immediately.


  1. Any other short pasta shape will be fine.
  2. Don't forget to reserve some pasta water before draining the noodles.
  3. You can use other cheese sorts as well - for example, Gouda, Fontina, Swiss, Provolone, and so on.


Calories: 929kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1522IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 632mg | Iron: 2mg