Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a very easy casserole. Great for a busy day, not much effort. I found it in Crazy Casseroles by James Villas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot of salted water, cook macaroni until just tender (about 7 min.).
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Butter a 2L baking dish and layer with 1/2 the macaroni, then 1/2 the cheese, then the other rest of the macaroni.
  4. In a bowl mix eggs, milk, and butter.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, stir until well blended.
  6. Pour liquid over casserole.
  7. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Pour in enough milk to cover all the pasta, but NOT the top layer of cheese.
  9. Bake until the custard is slightly firm and the top lightly browned, about 25-30 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

I made this for Thanksgiving and it reminded me of my grandmother's recipe. I, too, was a little afraid not knowing how much milk to add, and found it a tad dry. I'll tweak it again when I make it. Thanks for sharing!

Barenaked Chef November 27, 2004

Well, this started out as a disaster for me, but in the end it worked out! After getting done most of the layering, I realized a 2 qt. dish was not going to be large enough, so I had to transfer it to a 2.5 qt. That turned out to be messy and the layers were pretty much not layers anymore! It turned out good in the end, but I did need more than 25-30 minutes (more like 45) and it did seem like it needed more cheese. Also, not knowing exactly how much milk to add in the end had me worried. I will probably make this again, but use a little more cheese and start out with a larger casserole dish! Thanks for sharing.

Karen=^..^= November 09, 2004

This was yummy - it was the first time i've ever made homemade mac & cheese n let me tell u it's way btter than the boxed stuff and easy!

Katrina June 09, 2004