Home-Style Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 25 mins

I have tried every baked macaroni and cheese recipe out there and they all turn out too dry. This is the cheesiest,creamiest, recipe I've ever made. Delicious!! I used three cheese Alfredo style pasta sauce, but you can use whatever you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly mist an 11x7 inch(2 quart) glass or ceramic baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.Add salt,if using,and stir in the macaroni.Reduce heat to medium-high and cook uncovered about 8 minutes.Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water,then drain the macaroni well in a colander.
  4. Transfer the macaroni to the prepared baking dish.Add the pasta sauce,2 cups of the cheese,and the reserved pasta cooking water,and stir until ingredients are well combined.Scatter the remaining 1 cup of cheese over the top.
  5. In a small bowl,toss the olive oil with the bread crumbs, and then scatter on top of the cheese.
  6. Bake until the macaroni and cheese is bubbly and the crumbs are lightly brown,25 to 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Very creamy and very yummy! This may become my new mac & cheese recipe! I used a whole jar of Bertolli Alfredo Sauce, and since it was 15 ounces instead of the 10-ounces called for in the recipe, I only used 3 ounces of the pasta cooking water. Omitted the breadcrumbs altogether (personal preference) because we like the cheese to get just a little brown and crispy on top. Thanks for posting!

mailbelle January 27, 2010

I have been irresponsible about reviewing this because I have probably made it 4 or 5 times now. The kids love it, it goes fast. In fact I usually dont get any at all!

jrivera November 03, 2009

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