Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Liz D.


A family favorite!

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
45 Min


1 1/2 c
elbow macaroni or small shells
8 oz
cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper
whole milk

How to Make Baked Macaroni and Cheese


  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8x8 dish with Pam.
  • 2Cook pasta to al dente, per instructions on box. Drain.
  • 3Layer half of pasta on bottom of dish and dot with butter. Salt and pepper and layer with 1/2 the shredded cheese.
  • 4Layer again with remaining pasta. Salt and pepper and sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
  • 5Add milk to where it's just below the top layer of cheese.
    *Make sure you use whole milk - I've tried it using 2% and it doesn't cook right*
  • 6Bake 45 minutes or until the top turns a golden brown. Remove from oven and let it set for about 10 minutes before serving.
  • 7This is a good size for 2-3 people. I've made it for more people using a 9x13 dish. If you're going to use a 9x13 dish, use 2 1/2 cups pasta (I like elbow macaroni and small shells) and 16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese.

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About Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids