Quick and Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Even in Summertime sometimes you just have to have comfort food! Time to find a Quick and Easy Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

I scanned the internet for quick and easy mac and cheese recipes and found one from Rachelcooks that looked pretty good. I just changed it up a bit and added some American Cheese to the Cheddar.

It truly is super easy to make, and pretty darn good!

Whenever I make a elbow macaroni casserole I always make it with Casserole Elbows instead of regular size Elbow macaroni.

I threw together the dry ingredients and the cheese, and added the cooked macaroni.

The results were delicious! Perfect for your next cookout or potluck!

Quick and Easy Macaroni and Cheese

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound (16oz) elbow macaroni (I often use whole wheat)
  • 1 pound (4 cups) shredded extra sharp or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound (2 cups) American Cheese cubed or shredded
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups low-fat milk (whole works great too)(2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter



Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray or grease a casserole dish or a 9×13 pan.


Cook macaroni as directed on the package in salted water until tender. Drain when finished cooking.


While macaroni is cooking, combine 2-1/2 cups of cheese with dry ingredients (flour, ground mustard, salt and pepper).


Combine cheese mixture with hot macaroni and pour into the greased pan. Pour milk over macaroni. Top with remaining cheese and dot with butter.


Bake for a total of 45 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Half way through baking I stir to make sure all ingredients are combined.


Let sit for 10 minutes before serving to further firm up.


Note: For softer macaroni, cover with foil for at least the first 30 minutes of baking.

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