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California Pizza Kitchen Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

California Pizza Kitchen Curly Mac 'N' Cheese

This rich and creamy Mac and Cheese is one of the best ever! Thanks CPK!
Author California Pizza Kitchen


  • 1 8 oz. block Velveeta Original, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 oz. box fusilli pasta 1 lb.
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional


Crockpot Pressure Cooker Mode:

  1. Add pasta, 4 cups water, whipping cream and cheese. Put lid on lock, place valve to no venting, press the steam button and adjust time to 5 minutes. Do an immediate release and stir until well combined.

Stove Top:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat whipping cream and cheese together in saucepan over medium heat until melted.
  3. Stir in pasta until well combined.
  4. Serve with edamame if desired.

Recipe Notes

The real CPK recipe uses milk mixed into the whipping cream, but for the sake of easiness and getting the measurements exact I omitted it. Feel free to add milk and subtract some cream and whip, before melting with cheese!