Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Macaroni and Cheese, mac and cheese, macaroni, side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 588 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 16 oz Macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 cups Milk (whole milk works best for a thick sauce)
  • 6 1/2 cup Sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Optional: Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Whisk together flour with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Then set aside.

  4. Melt butter in a large pot. Whisk in flour then milk, whisking until well combined. 

  5. Slowly mix in 3 cups of shredded cheese until smooth and melted. Add macaroni to the pot and mix well until noodles are evenly coated. Add 3 more cups shredded and mix until melted. 

  6. Add cheesy noodles to a casserole dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese and bake for 20 minutes. Until cheese is melted. 

  7. Optional: top with fresh parsley for garnish
Nutrition Facts
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 599mg 25%
Potassium 312mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 20.7%
Calcium 65.1%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.