Easy No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese

Easy No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese

Kristin 1

"This macaroni and cheese is simple and easy with an homemade taste your whole family will love. I use sharp and extra sharp Cheddar cheese in mine since that is what my family likes."

Ingredients 1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 474 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 27.6 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 668 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a deep 2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Mix macaroni, cheese, and cottage cheese in a large bowl. Pour water into the dish just to cover noodles and cheese. Dot with butter. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top.
  3. Bake until macaroni is tender, and cheese is melted, about 1 hour.
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Home-Style Macaroni and Cheese

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  1. 26 Ratings


This was absolutely delicious, easy to prepare, and what a labor saver! I added garlic salt and some black pepper, but otherwise this recipe went un-amended. I really liked the texture / consistency and have already recommended it to three of my friends!


I gave this 4 stars mostly out of ease. This is one of the easiest, fastest main dishes I have made off this site and it was GOOD. It wasn't creamy as others have mentioned, but it was still really tasty. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that mine came out really greasy. I think I will cut down the butter next time. I also added some pepper, because that is what I like. Otherwise, this is a great recipe for a busy night. Pop it in the oven and forget about it.


This recipe was SO easy! We followed the recipe and it was great. It was creamier due to the cottage cheese, but it is baked mac and cheese so of course it's going to be drier. We covered it until the last 5 minutes or so. Will do again!