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Best Macaroni and Cheese

We eat a LOT of Mac and cheese, no seriously, a lot. I usually double the recipe because there are always a lot of kids at my house and everyone loves a bowl of mac and cheese and they always go back for a second helping.
This recipe comes from The Two Bite Club. I am always trying out different recipes and using the kids as my tasters to vote for which recipe they like best, this one was inhaled and it looked like the dishes were licked clean. I think that is a great indicator.

Best Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 8-10

Best Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Best Macaroni and Cheese, pure comfort food. Such an easy recipe!


  • 16 oz Rigatoni, cooked and drained
  • 1 lb sharp Orange cheddar cheese, sliced into ¼ inch thick slices
  • 5 tsp butter
  • Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Layer ingredients in the following order: half of the macaroni, half of the cheese, the remaining macaroni, followed by the remaining cheese.
  4. Top with sliced butter.
  5. Pour milk over layers until the milk fills the dish about ¾ of the way full or until you just see the milk coming through the macaroni when you're looking at it from the top.
  6. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 50 minutes to one hour or until the top is golden and bubbly. Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with warmed stewed tomatoes.

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Saturday 3rd of March 2018

I just tried it! It's great! So simple to make, I'm going to show my granddaughter how to make it. Thanks!

Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)

Monday 17th of March 2014

G'day and uber yum! This is my all time fave comfort food! Delicious photo! Cheers! Joanne


Wednesday 19th of March 2014

Thank you Joanne!


Wednesday 18th of December 2013

This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at my facebook party. I've pinned your recipe to my new board: Have a lovely week!


Wednesday 18th of December 2013

Thank you Debi! Nettie


Thursday 12th of December 2013

Don't like tomatoes in my mac and cheese.

Deb Champagne

Sunday 23rd of July 2023

@Diane, I believe the recipes states "with", not in. It's a suggestion, not part of the actual recipe.


Friday 13th of December 2013

It's a personal preference, some people do, some people don't. I was raised eating macaroni and tomato juice.



Saturday 30th of November 2013

THIS is the mac and cheese we grew up with. Wonderful, total comfort food, none of that saucey stuff. (good but not the real thing) If you're in a hurry, warm the milk before pouring it on; that will speed it up a little. For a tiny bit of zip add a little dried mustard to the milk. Use one cheese or mix whatever you have on hand, use elbow, rigatoni... It's epic!


Saturday 30th of November 2013

I will try it Liz! Thank you for the tip!

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