Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Mommy Diva

This is a family favorite that I learned from my Mom. It has been passed down and I am sure it has changed over the years, but everyone that has it loves it. I use it anytime I need a nice side dish in a pinch!! The left overs reheat nicely and never stick around more than a day or so! I tend to cook by sight, so I did my best to approximate the measurements. I like to make this with fried chicken, grilled salmon, pork roast,etc with a fresh salad or veggie. It really is a versatile dish that leaves you free to tend to your main dish or dessert prep!!

Top Review by marisam23

I was really excited to try this recipe because of all the great reviews. Wow was I disappointed! It's not horrible but it is very very bland. I think Kraft's boxed mac and cheese has more of a cheese taste than this recipe had. Don't waste your time, definitely not worth it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400.
  2. Bring water to boil, then add pasta. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes (as directed on package).
  3. While macaroni cooks, chop onions to desired consistency.
  4. Drain pasta and rinse with hot water.
  5. Place pasta back into pot with 2 tbsp butter and stir to cover so pasta does not stick.
  6. Stir in onions and cheese.
  7. Pour in heavy whipping cream and stir until nicely mixed.
  8. Add garlic powder and black pepper to taste.
  9. Scoop mixture into covered casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes, then check for desired bubbliness. ;).
  10. Enjoy!

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