Bob Evans Copycat Mac And Cheese

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Make this Bob Evans Copycat Mac And Cheese just like the one you get at this iconic restaurant. It comes together in under 20 minutes using very few simple ingredients.

You may like more macaroni recipes – Hawaiian Macaroni Salad and Indian Style Masala Macaroni Pasta.

Bob Evans mac and cheese served in a bowl.
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About Bob Evans Mac And Cheese

Use simple ingredients to make this Bob Evans Copycat Mac and Cheese at home in under 20 minutes.

For those who don’t know what Bob Evans is, it is an American chain of restaurants based in New Albany, Ohio. Their mac and cheese is super creamy, mild, delicious, and addictive.

They also sell their products in tubs in the refrigerator section of many grocery stores.

After many trials at home, I devised a recipe very close to Bob Evans Mac and Cheese. It is super easy to make and comes together in no time using very few simple ingredients. It is much more economical to make at home, too.

Serve it with meatloaf, grilled chicken, fish, ribs, or coleslaw on the side.

Ingredients

Bob evans mac and cheese ingredients list 1.
Bob evans mac and cheese ingredients list 2.

Macaroni – You will need elbow macaroni to make this pasta dish.

Cheese – To get the authentic taste, use a mix of sharp cheddar cheese and Velveeta.

Milk – Adding whole milk will make it creamier.

Seasonings – Flavour it with paprika, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

How To Make Bob Evans Mac And Cheese

Cook The Macaroni

Heat 4 cups of water in a pot over high heat.

Once the water comes to a boil, add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 cup of elbow macaroni to the pot and stir gently.

Cook until the paste is just cooked (Al Dente).

Do not overcook; otherwise, the macaroni will get mushy.

Make The Sauce

While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce.

Add the following ingredients to a nonstick pan.

  • 1.8 oz (50 g) of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 7 oz (200 g) of shredded Velveeta
  • ½ cup of whole milk
Cheddar cheese, velveeta and milk added to a pan.

Cook on low heat until the cheeses are evenly melted, stirring frequently.

Smooth sauce made.

Add the following ingredients and stir well.

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Paprika, mustard sauce, salt and black pepper added to the pan.

Drain the pasta and stir it into the sauce.

Tip – Add some milk if the pasta looks thick.

Check for salt and pepper and add more if needed. Serve.

Cooked pasta added to the pan.
Ready BobEvans copycat mac and cheese.

Pro Tips By Neha

Instead of using pre-grated cheddar cheese, buy fresh cheese and grate it yourself. It will taste much better.

You can add veggies or the protein of your choice to this recipe.

Add some red pepper flakes or hot sauce to make the pasta spicier.

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5 from 4 votes

Bob Evans Copycat Mac and Cheese Recipe

Make this Bob Evans Mac And Cheese just like the one you get at this iconic restaurant. It comes together in under 20 minutes using very few simple ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

To Cook The Pasta

  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 2 teaspoons salt

For The Sauce

  • 1.8 ounces sharp cheddar (50 g, shredded)
  • 7 ounces Velveeta (200 g, shredded)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
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Instructions 

Cook The Macaroni

  • Heat 4 cups of water in a pot over high heat.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, add salt and macaroni to the pot and stir gently.
  • Cook until the paste is just cooked (Al Dente).
  • Do not overcook otherwise the macaroni will get mushy.

Make The Sauce

  • While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce.
  • Add cheddar cheese, Velveeta, and milk to a nonstick pan.
  • Cook on low heat until the cheeses are evenly melted, stirring frequently.
  • Add paprika, mustard, salt, and black pepper, and stir well.
  • Drain the pasta and stir it into the sauce.
  • Tip – Add some milk if the pasta looks thick.
  • Check for salt and pepper and add more if needed. Serve.

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Notes

Instead of using pre-grated cheddar cheese, buy fresh cheese and grate it yourself. It will taste much better.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 2349mg, Potassium: 315mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 790IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 423mg, Iron: 1mg
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