Grandma's Macaroni and Cheese

Victoria Howard


My Mother's mom made this, my Mom made this, and I make it now! With slight adjustments ;)
Can be enjoyed as a side or main dish~we use it as a main dish.


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1 Hr 45 Min


  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 3 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 c
  • 2 tsp
    garlic, any kind (i use granulated)
  • 3 tsp
    dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Grandma's Macaroni and Cheese


  1. Cook macaroni as directed. Drain well. Layer pasta, spices,onion,cheese. Ending with the cheese on top. Make 2 layers.
  2. Fill milk to top of pan (Large casserole or 9x13"pan) that has been greased.Bake uncovered, unless it gets too brown for you (the crust is the best part!)
  3. Bake on cookie sheet to avoid drips. Bake 350'F for 1-2 hrs. Til milk is all evaporated except for the solids.(It should look a bit like cottage cheese)

    ****All the measurements are estimated. We,like many, cook by feel!****

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About Grandma's Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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