Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

2 reviews, 3.5 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Simple, classic confort food with only fresh ingredients, just the way grandma made it.


1 box elbow macaroni; or shells
4 cups Sharp cheddar cheese; shredded
3 cups Milk; (up to 4 cups)
1 Butter
Ground Pepper; (as desired)

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Boil pasta according to package in salted water.

For firmer pasta reduce boiling time by a few minutes.


Butter a deep casserole dish (I use a spray to save on calories).

Place a layer of macaroni (about 1/3),

enough to cover the bottom, in the casserole dish. Dot with butter

Add a layer of cheese covering the macaroni.

Repeat these layers until you are out of pasta – top layer is cheese.

Don't push down on the macaroni or it will make it too dense.

Pour milk over the casserole until the milk almost reaches the top of the casserole dish

Dot top layer of cheese with butter and pepper

Bake covered for about 45 minutes to an hour in a 350 degree oven

depending on how crisp you like the top.

You'll know it is finished cooking when the milk is no longer liquid and is custard like.

Serves 6 - 8

Cook time and servings are approximate!

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese just the way my mom made when I was growing up.

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Came out really dry
sbecker4 5y ago

Simple, classic comfort food with only fresh ingredients, just the way grandma made it. [I posted this recipe.]
Paintpuddles 6y ago

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