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Mac and Cheese Recipe– No Milk ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Star Recipe

Mac and Cheese Recipe– No Milk ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Star Recipe

This mac and cheese recipe with no milk is so smooth and creamy…you’ll never guess it’s missing the milk.  This is the BEST macaroni and cheese recipe without milk…try out this 5-star macaroni recipe!

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Do you ever want to make a mac and cheese recipe but have no milk left?  Well here’s a fabulous, creamy, delicious mac and cheese recipe with no milk!

How to Make Mac and Cheese with No Milk Recipe

Now, I can’t take credit for this yummy recipe on my own…my best friend, the Tarabelle (I can’t believe we’ve been friends for over 2 decades!  Holy cow that makes me feel old now!)  Anyway, the Tarabelle is one of those friends that you don’t see for years and once you get together it’s like a day hasn’t passed!

Find these mini casserole pots here…they’re perfect for single servings of mac and cheese!

Anyway, one day the Tarabelle decided she wanted to make mac and cheese for dinner but didn’t realize she had no milk left….oops.  So she brilliantly came up with this fantastic substitute– that I’ve started using even when I do have milk.  

When I have the time I always make my Ultimate Crock Pot Mac and Cheese because you can’t get cheesy goodness any better than that– but when I’m wanting to make a quick mac and cheese side this is the route I go every time–it’s the PERFECT last minute side dish!

I typically pair this mac and cheese recipe with these baked pork chops and some delicious brussel sprouts. (Seriously, if you think you hate brussel sprouts…try this bacon onion roasted brussel sprout recipe…it will make you think again! Even my husband who HATES brussel sprouts likes them this way!)

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No Milk Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Mac and Cheese Recipe-- No Milk ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 Star Recipe

Out of milk? No can still have delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese without milk.


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 8oz package of cream cheese


  1. Cook the macaroni in water until done.
  2. Drain macaroni and set to the side.
  3. Melt butter in sauce pan.
  4. Add cream cheese and cook low till melted- be careful not to burn.
  5. Add in shredded cheese and macaroni.
  6. Stir vigorously until all cheese is melted together and well mixed.
  7. You can either serve now or for additional cheesiness- pour macaroni into a baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  9. Bake in over for 15 minutes.
  10. Serve gooey!!!


Obviously this isn't a dairy free macaoni and cheese recipe...but I do have a list full of yummy dairy free mac and cheese recipes here.

Or, if you're trying to figure out how to make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese without milk, check out this post here.

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Monday 18th of December 2017

Do you not need flour? I found this recipe too late I was trying to make cheese sauce and had no milk but had butter flour and cheese I found organic butternot squash purée soup and I use that instead of MilK actually tasted really good I just thought on a whim I would try it and if it was gross I would throw it away lol

Lori Lausch

Friday 23rd of December 2016

What kind of shredded cheese do you use?

Melissa Llado

Saturday 24th of December 2016

You can use whatever your family likes. I typically go with Sargento's Three Cheddar's delicious!

Lori Lausch

Friday 23rd of December 2016

Also, what temperature should the oven be set at?


Thursday 3rd of November 2016

Great! I sautéed mushrooms, chopped asparagus, diced onions and minced garlic with an additional tbs of butter, seasoned with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and chili powder. Turned out great and my toddlers are eating their hidden veggies!! Thanks


Monday 26th of September 2016

I just made this for dinner tonight and it is delicious!! But, I used Rotini pasta and added broccoli. Thank you for sharing such an amazing recipe! I'll definitely be making this again for the holidays! :-)


Wednesday 21st of September 2016

This turned out GREAT! You made my night, thank you!!

Melissa Llado

Wednesday 21st of September 2016

Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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