Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe

This homemade mac and cheese recipe is all at once simple and versatile. Add veggies (like carrots or cauliflower) for added nutrition, or stick to the basic recipe here for comfort food at its very best.

Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Things You'll Need
  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni (plain, whole-wheat, gluten-free or vegetable-infused)
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon mustard powder (or 1 teaspoon regular mustard)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional: 2 cups grated carrots or finely chopped cauliflower
Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Cook the Pasta

The first step is cooking your pasta. Bring a pot of water to a boil, then cook according to package instructions minus 2 minutes.

If you're adding carrots or cauliflower, throw them in with the pasta during the last 2 minutes of cooking time.

Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Combine the Ingredients

Drain and combine all the ingredients -- except the parmesan cheese.

Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe
Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe
Tip
  • Don't skip the mustard! This is the secret ingredient that brings out all the flavor in our homemade mac and cheese.

Bake the Casserole

Meanwhile, grease a casserole pan with butter and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Once the cheese, butter, milk and spices have started to melt and combine, pour the entire pan into your prepared casserole dish.

Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Just before placing in the oven, grate the parmesan cheese over the top.

Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Bake for 25 minutes in a shallow pan (like this one pictured), and up to 35 for deeper designs. Once the cheese is bubbling and the top is just starting to brown it's done. Allow to set and cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Homemade Mac & Cheese Casserole Recipe

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