Macaroni and Cheese Soup Recipe
Need a quick and simple dinner recipe? This macaroni and cheese soup recipe is delicious, super simple and budget friendly too!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
- 1 cup elbow macaroni
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2/3 cup of chopped carrots or 2/3 cup Thrive Life carrot dices
- 2/3 cup chopped celery or 2/3 cup Thrive Life diced celery
- 2/3 cup chopped onions or 2/3 cup Thrive Life Chopped onions
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 8 oz can of creamed corn
Chop the celery, carrots and onions into whatever sized pieces you want.
Once your veggies are chopped, cook the pasta al dente according to the directions on the box.
Saute the carrots in olive oil on medium heat for 2 minutes.
Add the onions and celery and cook until the onions are translucent or about 5 minutes.
In a large heavy bottom stockpot, stir together the heavy cream, milk, and cheese.
Stir constantly until the cheese melts then add the salt and pepper.
Once the cheese is fully melted, mix the water and the cornstarch together until smooth and any lumps are broken up.
Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the cheese mixture to help thicken it.
Cook it until the mixture thickens.
Once the cheese mixture thickens and starts to boil, lower your heat to a simmer.
Add the vegetables, can of creamed corn and the macaroni and stir well. If you are adding cooked chicken, add it now too.
Cook your until it is heated through and serve hot.