Lazy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Lazy Baked Macaroni and Cheese


"A very easy, no-boil recipe for cafeteria-style macaroni and cheese, which bakes up deliciously custardy on the inside and crusty on the outside. Mix the ingredients, pour it in the baking dish, pop it in the oven, and forget about it until the timer rings!"


1 h servings 420 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 20.4 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 862 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a shallow three-quart baking dish, toss uncooked macaroni and melted butter together, to coat the macaroni and the inside of the dish. Add cheese, and stir lightly to distribute. In a medium bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, water, eggs, mustard powder, salt, white pepper and cayenne pepper. Pour into the baking dish with the macaroni.
  3. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, or until the center is set. Remove from the oven, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


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

Your rating



  1. 84 Ratings


Despite what this recipe says be sure to spray or grease your casserole dish. I didn't and the noodles stuck horribly.

Best served very hot, but doesn't re-heat well (like most macaroni and cheese). It's the only baked macaroni and cheese recipe I use! It was requested by a family member for Thanksgiving. Best t...

Needed a little zip, so I added a couple shakes of dried minced onion, some bacon bits, a couple dashes of hot sauce and then topped the casserole with a can of stewed tomatoes. Serve with cris...

Very good with a few changes. I halved the recipe (plenty still to feed 4), used velvetta cheese, hot sauce & added a package of little smokies. I also stirred it about half way thru cooking b...

I love this dish! It tastes great and is so much easier to fix than other recipes I have tried. You do have to watch it though because the edges and bottom will burn and become tough. I added br...

It's great for ease. It has a rather unusual texture, creamy and custardy, almost like an egg/cheese custard around noodles. It went over well but I'd like to play more with the recipe.

This recipe was very easy and very good. I had to bake it a little longer- about 55 minutes but it turned out perfectly. I also added about 6 oz of velveeta to the recipe. This makes a lot and t...

My mom loved this; I wasn't crazy about it. HOWEVER, I did use 1 can fat free evaporated and 1 regular, plus a mix of cheeses instead of just American. I'm sure if I followed it to a T it woul...

Easy. Tasty. GONE! My kids devoured this dish. I added bacon bits as well. I also sprayed my baking dish with PAM and coated it with breadcrumbs for a nice crust around the edges.