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Skillet Mac and Cheese

When I feel like a meatless meal, this is my go to mac and cheese recipe. This time I used a cast iron skillet, the skillet stays hot for a while so be careful. I love a mac and cheese recipe with a browned top layer of crust, it adds dimension to the whole flavor of mac and cheese. Warning! This mac and cheese doesn’t last long with lots of kids, so enjoy it!!

Skillet Mac and Cheese

Yield: serves 8

Skillet Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Cheesy Mac and Cheese, baked in a skillet pan!


  • 1 package elbow macaroni cooked al dente
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded plus 1/2 cup for topping
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion ( I like red onion for taste and color)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry's salt
  • 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • fresh ground pepper


  1. Cook macaroni according to directions on package.
  2. Set aside. In a saute pan, melt butter, add flour and stir until golden brown, add milk, stir until it thickens, add cheese.
  3. Stir until blended well.
  4. Toss in macaroni.
  5. Turn into greased two quart cast iron pot (or a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish).
  6. Add onions, sprinkle Lawry's Salt and fresh ground pepper on top, add panko crumbs and cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake mixture in high heat oven [450°] for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serves 8.

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Tim Ray

Sunday 11th of January 2015

i too almost exclusively use red onion...but to this i would have to add some meat, bacon, ham or chicken, i would also top with freshly diced tomato, chopped shredded carrots...i would also finely cut up either spinach, kale, green onion or chard to top....i need color in everything i cook...the coloring in this recipe makes me want to, my omelets are often referred to as egg batter is an OCD thing....and no my wife is not allowed in the kitchen, but she can set the table


Sunday 11th of January 2015

Tim, you sound like a great cook! Great suggestions! Nettie


Tuesday 15th of October 2013

Can you specify the size of the package of macaroni


Wednesday 16th of October 2013


I used a 12 oz bag.


Becca from

Sunday 8th of September 2013

Nettielicious, this looks absolutely yummilicious! :D


Thursday 12th of September 2013

Thank you Beccalicious! Always so happy to see you! Nettie

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