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

Possibly the best tasting recipe ever for Macaroni & Cheese. It is also the easiest. Charlie and I can eat the whole bowl in one sitting. We absolutely love this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread butter on bottom of casserole dish.
  2. Add rest of ingredients except for the water in a large bowl.
  3. Mix together well then place in buttered casserole dish.
  4. Add the boiling water.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
  6. Let set for about 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

Maybe not best ever but easiest ever. I hate cooking macaroni and this worked well. I had some cottage cheese and a craving for mac and cheese so this was perfect. I used ruffles pasta. Clueless on the seasoning so used about 1/2 tsp sriracha and 1 tsp yellow prepared mustard. Also added 2 eggs but that might not have been my best idea ever. Need to make sure the pasta is evenly distributed.

sheepdoc March 03, 2012

LOVED the ease of this recipe!!! Didn't change a thing and even my son, who hates cottage cheese, raved about it many, many times throughout dinner and said I need to make this more often. Thank you for a fun, easy and delicious recipe!

Taylor's Mommy October 02, 2011

5 stars for ease of prep and taste! Loved that I didn't have to cook the macaroni first! Also, for those who are unsure as I was, 12 oz shredded cheese is approx 3 cups. I used a couple different kinds of cheese, odds and ends I had left over. Also, I skipped the hot sauce. The last 10 minutes I threw some panko on top - uncovered - and browned under the broiler. This added the crunchy crust I so love on Mac and Cheese. Next time I think I will substitute 1 cup of hot milk for 1 of the cups of water to make it creamier. A nice alternative to high fat mac and cheeses! Thanks for posting!!

mommymakeit4u August 20, 2010