Baked Macaroni and Cheese * Once in a Blue Spoon

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

My favorite baked macaroni and cheese!

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 9x13 dish
Author Taylor * Once in a Blue Spoon


  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 8 oz Cracker Barrel Vermont sharp white cheese (see note)
  • 12 oz Longhorn style colby cheese
  • 1 stick butter (see note)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups milk (see note)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and use some of the butter to grease a 9 x 13" baking dish

  2. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions

  3. While the macaroni cooks grate the cheese and combine both kinds of cheese in a large bowl

  4. Evenly place half of the cooked and drained macaroni in the baking dish, top the maconi with half of the shredded cheese and then dot the cheese with pats of butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper

  5. Repeat with a second layer of macaroni, cheese, butter, salt and pepper.

  6. Pour the milk into the dish, it should come around 2/3 of way up the macaroni, for me this was 2 cups, you can add more or less if needed 

  7. Put the baking dish in the oven at 350F and bake for 50-60 minutes until the milk has been absorbed and the cheese on top is golden brown

  8. Remove the dish from the oven and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before serving

Recipe Notes