Saturday, March 19, 2011

Marge's Easy Homemade "Crunchy" Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

It's time for another family recipe from my Husband's mom, Marge (Never Forgotten).  This recipe is so simple and easy.  It is excellent any time of the year, but very handy during Lent on Fridays (sometimes I serve it with salmon patties).

It only involves 3 ingredients, which most of us have on hand all the time.

This recipe was a tradition in my husband's house growing up.  They would have this Mac and Cheese on Christmas Eve (which we have carried on).  I love traditions!

The name as changed as our boys call it "Crunchy" Mac & Cheese, as they love and look forward to the crunchy, baked cheese on top of the noodles.

Well here is this super easy recipe.


1 pound Elbow Noodles
6 cups Sharp Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cup skim milk
(salt and pepper to taste)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 X 13 glass pan.

Boil the pasta until it is al dente (almost cooked all the way).

Drain and place 1/2 the pasta in the lightly greased pan.

Top the pasta with 3 cups of the cheese.

Place the other 1/2 of the pasta on top of the cheese.

Add the rest of the cheese on top.

Pour milk over the top and salt and pepper to taste.

Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until top is as "crunchy" as you like.

My favorite way to enjoy a piece is with a dash or two or three....of Trappey's Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce!  This sauce has the perfect balance of peppers with out being overly spicy.  I love it so much, I could drink it.


  1. I have been looking for an easy crunchy mac-n-cheese recipe. Looking forward to trying it out.


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