Easy Weeknight Mac and Cheese


When only comfort food will do, there is nothing better than macaroni in a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce.

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Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Kimberly Lord Stewart
Dinner in 10 minutes couldn’t be easier—or yummier. The sauce is both creamy and cheesy, and, as with all of Simple Truth’s products, this mac ‘n’ cheese is free of 101 artificial ingredients and preservatives.


  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 ounces Neufchâtel (reduced-fat cream cheese), cubed
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half
  • ¼–½ teaspoon salt


  1. Fill a medium saucepan with water. Bring to a boil. Add salt and macaroni; cook 6–8 minutes. Drain.
  2. While macaroni is cooking, place cream cheese and milk in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk until cream cheese is smooth.
  3. Add cheddar cheese a handful at a time and whisk to melt.
  4. Add half-and-half; stir well. Taste and season with salt.
  5. Add macaroni, stir well, and serve right away.


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