Outback Steakhouse Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Another knock off recipe that is very close to the original from Outback Steakhouse’s Macaroni and Cheese. This recipe is very simple with a minimal amount of ingredients. There is a good chance you may have most, or all of it on hand already. This Mac and Cheese recipe is very smooth and creamy and goes great as a side dish with almost any meal. Give this Outback Steakhouse Macaroni and Cheese Recipe a try and enjoy.


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Outback Steakhouse Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 1 (12 ounce) packages of medium-size rigatoni pasta or elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ lb store-brand processed cheese, cubed (Velveeta or American)
  1. Prepare rigatoni or elbow macaroni using package instructions. (Drain and set aside)
  2. While pasta is cooking, in a large saucepan on medium heat, melt butter, Add flour, stirring constantly. Mixture should thicken.
  3. When flour thickens, add milk, salt, paprika and cheese cubes. Stir constantly until the sauce thickens but is smooth.
  4. The cheese sauce should resemble an extra-thick cream. If mixture is too thick, add little more milk.
  5. Pour the drained pasta into the sauce and gently stir until pasta is completely coated.


Outback Steakhouse Macaroni and Cheese

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  1. This macaroni & cheese looks fantastic and I love the simplicity of the recipe. YUM!!!

  2. I’ve never tried Outback’s macaroni and cheese, but this makes me want to! Great pictures, looks delicious!

  3. YUM! I’ve never tried Outback’s mac and cheese but yours looks incredible! I still need to make my own homemade mac and cheese, this looks like it could be the winner!! I love how it has such simple ingredients that are already around the house 🙂 too convenient!

  4. The outback Mac n cheese is simply velvety and heavy cream. That’s it.

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