Thursday, December 20, 2012

Homemade Mac'n'Cheese

Paging Erin!  She is a true mac and cheese connoisseur!  

I actually found this recipe when I was looking for some hair tutorials.  Random, right?  I'm sure a lot of you have seen The Small Things Blog and her amazing hair tutorials (which I have yet to successfully attempt)!  Apparently she also makes delicious food, too...who knew!  
This recipe was super simple.  My pictures aren't the best so if you want some nice photography, head over to the original recipe!  If you want to see the best I can do while carrying Carson around in the Baby Bjorn, stay here! :)
What You Need: (Note: I halved the orignal recipe)
1/2  box elbow noodles
1 bag sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp. butter 
salt & pepper
1/4 cup skim milk
The butter and pasta are not pictured here!
How to Make:
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook your elbow noodles to al dente according to the directions on the box. 
  • Spray your 1.5qt casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray
  • Place cooked noodles in your dish, covering the bottom.
  • Salt and pepper the noodles generously.  (I wish I would have added something with some spice here...maybe paprika!  I'll try next time.)
  • Add a few handfuls of cheese - enough to cover the pasta.
  • Repeat this process again with new layers: pasta, salt & pepper, cheese.  Do this until your dish is full. I had a little leftover pasta so I saved it to use for lunch the next day!
  • Thinly slice your butter and places slabs on top of your pasta. 
  • Pour the milk over the top of your dish.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes uncovered.  (Note: My pasta didn't brown as much as the original recipe but it still had a nice crunch!)

Here is my final product!

Here is the original pin:
I'm linking up with Stephanie and Katie again today!



  1. Yummm!! Love some mac & cheese! This looks like an easy recipe, so I'll definitely have to try it!

  2. was this delicious!? Why didn't you bring some over neighbor?! ;) Haha! Looks good and Erin would love this!

  3. Man this looks delicious!!!! I think I would mix it up with a couple different kinds of cheese too!

  4. Sounds so good! I absolutely love mac and cheese!


  5. Yum! Looks Delish!

    XOXO, Elle

  6. I love mac and cheese and trying new recipes! Thanks for sharing!