Outback Steakhouse Mac and Cheese is so popular because it’s creamy, comforting, and a wonderful side dish for steak and chicken. This copycat mac and cheese recipe is always asked about and requested. It only takes about 30 minutes to make at home.
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Outback Steakhouse serves many fantastic menu items, so who would order the macaroni and cheese? Plenty of people. And why not, when it tastes this amazingly rich and creamy.
But if you don’t want to skip your tried and true favorites on the next visit to the restaurant, try making this Outback macaroni and cheese recipe at home.
When it comes to homemade mac n cheese recipes, you can’t get any easier than this copycat Outback mac and cheese. By using Velveeta cheese instead of the more traditional shredded cheddar, you don’t need to worry about uneven melting. The creamy Velveeta cheese sauce is velvety and coats the pasta nicely.
The heavy cream helps create the ideal consistency for this dish. Once you have tried this recipe, you won’t ever want to make boxed mac & cheese again. One bite and you’ll taste how good it is!
If you have ever been to the Outback Steakhouse with kids, you have noticed Mac A Roo and Cheese as one of the kid’s menu items. But why should children have all of the fun? When I order takeout, I will always add an order of Mac a Roo so I can have it at home. It’s that good.
To make steakhouse mac and cheese Outback style, you’ll need:
That’s it! You will love this recipe as much as your kids do.
Penne, shells, elbow macaroni noodles, and rigatoni pasta are popular choices, but you can use any short pasta you prefer.
You may want to swap the heavy cream for half-and-half or even milk to save on fat and calories.
To make Outback Steakhouse mac and cheese:
When it comes to customization, there are unlimited possibilities for making this dish your own. Get as wildly creative as you want, but here are a couple of easy ways you can adapt the basic recipe:
This Outback mac and cheese recipe works as both a side and the main course. Pair with fried chicken or grilled meat for a hearty meal, or enjoy with a side salad or steamed vegetable for something a little lighter
Are you wondering what to do with leftover Outback macaroni and cheese? Try making Fried Cheesy Mac Patties:
You can keep Outback Steakhouse Mac and Cheese in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. If you want to save it for longer, try freezing leftovers for up to three months.
A good hint is putting the mac and cheese in a single-serving microwavable container and then wrapping well in plastic and aluminum foil. Doing this will make the macaroni and cheese much easier to reheat.
The easiest way to reheat this macaroni and cheese is in the microwave.
Add a splash of milk to the thawed mac and cheese and stir. Cover with a paper towel and heat on HIGH for 60 seconds. Stir and check the temperature. If the mac n cheese isn’t warm enough, heat for another 30 seconds, and repeat as necessary.
Be sure to check out these copycat Outback Steakhouse recipes that taste just like they do at the restaurant.
Because everyone loves cheese!
Take a look at more of my copycat Outback Steakhouse recipes and easy side dish recipes too.
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