Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

My mother always used american cheese but you can use whatever type of cheese you want. This is truly a comfort food for me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni until ala dente.
  2. Melt cheese and milk to make a cheese sauce, I do this in the microwave at 50% power. Save 6 slices of cheese for top of casserole.
  3. Mix the macaroni and cheese and put into a 4 quart casserole that has been sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Put the 6 slices of cheese on top of casserole and then top with bread crumbs and put pats of butter on top of that.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
Most Helpful

Great comfort food! I love this stuff! I made 1/2 recipe and the cheese/milk took 6-7 minutes in the microwave at 1/2 power. A half recipe feeds 6-8 people. This was made for Pick A Chef spring 2008.

Ducky April 06, 2008

The only mac & cheese (besides boxed w/cheese powder) that my kids will eat! Thanks so much for a great recipe. One thing, though. This recipe makes WAY more than 6 servings. It makes more like 20 servings. It will be perfect for meals on wheels!

CaramelPie September 19, 2006