Copycat Boston Market Mac and Cheese

This super easy Copycat Mac and Cheese recipe from Boston Market is simply delicious! Gourmet Mac & Cheese in less than 30 minutes!

boston market mac and cheese

Two of my favorite things to make, copycat recipes and a good Mac and Cheese. And this Mac and Cheese recipe from Boston Market is not only simple, but it’s also delicious!

boston market mac and cheese

No need for any fancy cheeses in this Mac and Cheese recipe. Just some good ole processed Velveeta Cheese. So what’s so different about this Mac & Cheese recipe you ask? Turmeric. Yep a little Turmeric for taste and color.

velveeta

Just like some of my other Mac and Cheese Recipes I’ve previously posted, this simple Mac & Cheese recipe also has a little Ground Dry Mustard in it. I love using Mustard Powder in my Macaroni and Cheese recipes. It gives it just a little more flavor.

boston market mac and cheese

When making Mac and Cheese, it’s important to cook the pasta al dente to ensure to best texture possible.

If you are not familiar with the term “al dente”, it means cooking the pasta so it’s still chewy and form and that it will hold its shape when the sauce is added to it.

ground turmeric
Ground Turmeric

You can use whatever kind of pasta you have on hand but I used spiral pasta for a couple of reasons.

One that’s the kind of pasta Boston Market uses and since this is a copycat recipe I wanted to stay as true as possible to the original recipe.

Secondly, I find that spiral pasta holds more cheese than other types of pasta.

boston market mac and cheese

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 7 out of 10 in my opinion.

boston market mac and cheese

Boston Market is an American fast casual restaurant serving chicken, meatloaf, ribs, turkey, soups, salads and an assortment of side dishes. One of my favorite recipes from them is my Copycat Boston Market Meatloaf.

I often get asked why add ground mustard to the cheese sauce. Basically, the ground mustard makes the cheese “cheesier”.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Mac and Cheese recipe from Boston Market (see recipe card for quantities): Spiral Shaped Pasta, Milk, Velveeta Cheese, Ground Dry Mustard, Ground Turmeric, Salt & Pepper.

  1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the milk, cheese, mustard powder, turmeric, salt and pepper. Stir with a whisk occasionally until the cheese is melted and smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta al dente according to the directions on the package.
  3. Once the cheese mixture is ready, stir in the pasta noodles.

Printable Recipe Card

Copycat Boston Market Mac and Cheese

Copycat Boston Market Mac and Cheese

This super easy Copycat Mac and Cheese recipe from Boston Market is simply delicious! Gourmet Mac & Cheese in less than 30 minutes!
4.60 from 189 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 446 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Cups Spiral Shaped Pasta
  • Cup Milk
  • 1 Pound Velveeta Cheese, Cubed small
  • ½ Tsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • ½ Tsp Ground Turmeric
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta al dente according to the directions on the package.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan over low heat, combine the milk, cheese, mustard powder, turmeric, salt and pepper. Stir with whisk occasionally until the cheese is melted and smooth.
  • Once the cheese mixture is ready, stir in the pasta noodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 29gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1819mgPotassium: 553mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1180IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 707mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Mackenzie says:

    Waaaaaaaaaaay overpowered by the amount of turmeric it calls for. Ended up tasting like Mac and cheese curry. I’d probably leave it out next time and halve the mustard

  2. James says:

    This copycat Boston Market Mac and cheese is like the real thing. The turmeric makes all the difference. A great taste and one you will want to try.

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