Geoff's simple baked mac&cheese


  • Rev2: 2008-04-28 - added Variations
  • Rev1: 2008-04-17


  • 1 box of "premium" macaroni and cheese (like Kraft Deluxe or Velveeta Shells and Cheese ... ie has a pack of soft cheese not powder)
  • 2 small or 1 extra large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1/2tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (sharp cheddar, colbyjack, whatever sounds good)
  • Baking dish just large enough to hold cooked pasta
  • Optional: Handful of breadcrumbs (japanese panko works great as does anything else)


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Prepare the pasta as per box instructions
  3. While pasta is boiling whisk together milk, eggs, cheese packet from box, salt and pepper until cheese packet is well mixed
  4. Put 1/2 of the cooked pasta in dish, pour 1/2 of cheese mixture from above over pasta
  5. Spread 1/3 of the shredded cheese over dish
  6. Remaining pasta and cheese mixture in dish
  7. Evenly spread remaining shredded cheese over dish
  8. Optional: Evenly sprinkle dish with handful of breadcrumbs
  9. Optional: Dash of pepper to taste over dish
  10. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is beginning to brown and small air bubbles are rising around the edge
  11. Let cool and set for 5-10 minutes


  • Use 1/2 Mozzarella or italian cheese blend along with oregano / italian spices on top
  • Rotini works well, especially flavored rotini
  • Double the amount of pasta and just add enough cheese to spread across the top

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