Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I suggested using a glass dish because you can see how brown the casserole is getting (and brown is a good thing). My family loves the crispy sides and topping.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) box ziti pasta, cook per directions
  • 1 (16 ounce) box Velveeta cheese, cut in chunks
  • 12 cup butter (divided 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 12 cups milk or 1 12 cups nonfat milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Ritz cracker
  • butter (to be mixed with the Ritz crackers)


  1. Mix together the flour, 1/4 cup butter and the milk.
  2. Add cheese chunks and allow to melt (continually stirring and watching so cheese does not burn).
  3. Add the salt and pepper.
  4. Combine the ziti and cheese sauce.
  5. Put into casserole dish (I use glass) which has been well buttered with the remaining 1/4 stick of butter (use it all).
  6. Mix Ritz with enough butter to moisten the crackers (amount is entirely up to you, but make enough to cover the casserole completely) The more the better.
  7. Bake@ 350 degrees for approximately1 hour.
  8. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I make this often, and come back to get the recipe every holiday.

NannetteLa December 21, 2007

Absolutely PERFECT mac & cheese! Finally - not dry - not runny - PERFECT! Everyone gobbled it and wants it doubled next time! Thanks!

sher440 March 16, 2006

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