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Old School Mac n' Cheese - La Cucina di Kerrs

A comfort carb classic just like Nana makes it using just 4 simple ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, easy meals, family recipe, mac n' cheese, macaroni, simple recipes
Servings: 8 people
Author: House of Kerrs


  • Large pot
  • Deep Baking Dish (10 x 15)
  • Cheese Grater


  • 2 375 g Boxes Macaroni (or 1 750 g Bag) (*we use Catelli Smart or Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat macaroni*)
  • 3/4 cup Butter (*enough to coat the macaroni nicely*)
  • 2 ½ cups Milk (*we used 1% dairy milk*)
  • 4 cups Cheese, grated (*we used Old Cheddar + Mozzarella blend, add more/less to taste*)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cook macaroni in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain & put back in pot. Add butter & mix until macaroni is evenly coated.
  • Scoop 1/2 of the macaroni into baking dish covering the bottom with a nice layer of pasta. Sprinkle half the grated cheese evenly over it. Then add the remainder of the macaroni for the next layer & pour all the milk over top. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese evenly over the macaroni (*or add toppings like cooked veggies, ham or bacon just before*). *Optional: a few pinches of ground black pepper on top of the cheese*
  • Bake on middle rack of oven ~30 mins at 400°F, or until cheese on top is cooked to your liking. Let cool 5 mins before serving. Tag @House_of_Kerrs #LaCucinadiKerrs on Instagram if you try!
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