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."


1 h 5 m servings 474 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • 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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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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 / consi...

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 r...

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 unt...

Great warm comfort food. This recipe is very similar to one I had. Difference being the bread crumbs on top. Had company tonight and the pan was gone. I baked this in an 7 x 11 pan. When yo...

I followed directions exactly, but it was a watery mess after being in the oven for an hour -- I had to cook it for one hour longer. Even then it was kinda runny. Also, the crumb crust actuall...

My kids hated this mac and cheese...I followed the recipe perfect and it came just 'ok'. It is not creamy and cheesy at all.

The only reason I didn't give the recipe 5 stars is because it was very greasy. You don't need butter/margarine if you grease the pan with spray. If available, use 2% cheese. This recipe is the ...

I can't believe how easy this was. This is my new potluck dish because it's so easy and so unhealthy that I only want to eat one portion of it! I added frozen peas and will add broccoli next t...

This was sooo easy to make. I did a couple of things different. I also put sharp cheddar in the recipe. (Never too much cheese!!) I did not put bread crumbs on top, I put shredded parmesan ch...