Baked Macaroni Ala the Joy of Cooking

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I've made this for years and the kids still request it... a perennial favorite. When I have left-over ham, I use that too for an especially yummy casserole! NOTE: I've changed the recipe by increasing all amounts to what I actually use to make this dish... not the amounts in the actual cookbook. Servings are an estimate b/c I always plan to have leftovers, which are excellent the next day for lunch!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni according to pkg directions; drain.
  2. Place half macaroni in 3-4 qt casserole or 9x13" pan; sprinkle w/ half grated cheddar.
  3. Top with remaining macaroni; sprinkle w/ remaining cheese.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients in small bowl til well blended; pour over macaroni and cheese.
  5. Sprinkle w/ stuffing mix (or bread crumbs of your choice); dot w/ butter; sprinkle w/ remaining cheddar.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.


Most Helpful

This worked out well for us. I tagged it before the corrections were posted, but ended up making after the corrections, and I think it probably made a huge difference. The stuffing mix is a nice addition. Thanks!

lucid501 March 03, 2006

I agree with other poster. 2 c. of macaroni was too little of an amount. I had to keep adding more cheese to this. Even put some parm on the top and it still was bland. Sorry its not for me.

TheNovakFamily January 26, 2006

These are quite easy. I doulbed the recipe and use 8x12 baking dish. Still, the 2c macaroni i use was too few. IT was a bit bland, i think it needs a but more salt and pepper.

fawn512 September 10, 2005

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