Stouffer’s White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Review

Stouffer's White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

White cheddar mac and cheese can be a pretty robust, filling meal. While it’s usually less sharp than a traditional mac and cheese, it’s also usually loaded with calories. Stouffer’s doesn’t try to avoid the calories with their White Cheddar Mac & Cheese.

To start off, this takes an absurdly long amount of time to cook, at six and a half minutes. It seems a bit unnecessary too, as when you pull it out to stir at the four-minute mark, it seems like it’s probably already hot enough. At six and a half minutes, it’s so piping hot that you’ll have to wait several minutes before you take your first bite. If you’re hungry when you pop this into the microwave, keep in mind that it will be a little while before you’ll be enjoying it.

But once it finally cools to the point of being edible, it’s nice and creamy. As you can see in the image below, Stouffer’s is not skimpy on the sauce here.

Stouffer's White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

It tastes pretty good too. It has a sour undertone that meshes pretty well with the creaminess of the cheese sauce. It’s maybe a tad too salty, but otherwise it tastes great.

The noodles are elbow-shaped, but they’re chubbier than the traditional elbow shape than you’re probably used to. This is a great shape for this pasta, as each noodle tends to carry with it a good amount of the generous cheese sauce.

We mentioned this earlier, but this is no low-calorie meal by any means. While the package claims there are only 320 calories, keep in mind that there are two servings per box. That means a single box of this macaroni has 640 calories (260 from fat). This isn’t as bad as Devour’s White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Bacon (which is delicious but loaded with calories), but it’s pretty close. Even worse, there’s 1,640 mg of sodium. This is a meal that dieters will want to steer clear of.

If you can deal with lots of calories and sodium, Stouffer’s White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is pretty tasty and very filling. Dieters should stay away, but as a once-in-a-while sort of dish, this is pretty great.

To learn more about the ingredients and nutrition content of this frozen food, check out our package scans below.

Stouffer's White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Stouffer's White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

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