Baked Macaroni

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “I suggested using a glass dish because you can see how brown the casserole is getting (and brown is a good thing). My family loves the crispy sides and topping.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (16ounce) boxes ziti pasta, cook per directions
  • 1 (16ounce) boxes Velveeta cheese, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cupbutter( divided 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup)
  • 3tablespoonsflour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or 1 1/2 cupsnonfat milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Ritz cracker
  • butter( to be mixed with the Ritz crackers)
  • Directions

  • Mix together the flour, 1/4 cup butter and the milk.
  • Add cheese chunks and allow to melt (continually stirring and watching so cheese does not burn).
  • Add the salt and pepper.
  • Combine the ziti and cheese sauce.
  • Put into casserole dish (I use glass) which has been well buttered with the remaining 1/4 stick of butter (use it all).
  • Mix Ritz with enough butter to moisten the crackers (amount is entirely up to you, but make enough to cover the casserole completely) The more the better.
  • Bake@ 350 degrees for approximately1 hour.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Reviews

  • “I make this often, and come back to get the recipe every holiday.”

  • “Absolutely PERFECT mac & cheese!Finally – not dry – not runny – PERFECT!Everyone gobbled it and wants it doubled next time!Thanks!”

  • “Way too much butter. “

  • “The previous review was asking for help, the problem was that you cannot reheat macaroni! it needs to be freshly cooked. Somethings get better the 2nd time around, this is not one of those. The recipe itself IS great! I think that the previous reviewer should have got up early & made it, not made it & slept on it, then reheat! The only thing tht I do differently is add a little milk to the butter,melt & pour it over the macaroni.excellent !”

  • “I did not like this recipe-very over rated!I was so embarassed when I took this to the Thankgiving party today.I cooked it last night and it dried out when I heated it up. Way to dry. I want a good creamy, cheesy macaroni about like wife saver.Help!! In need of one before my Thankgiving dinner.The other macaroni n cheese looked so good today, nobody touched mine, except for my husband, who tried to make me feel better.Even my 4 year old ate the other. The crackers made it even drier. I think they need even more butter, but that might make them soggy.”

  • “Mmmm Mmmm Good!!!This is awesome! One of the ultimate comfort foods from my childhood. This is a keeper! Thanks Doj!”

  • “We liked this alot.I left off the ritz crackers and it was fine. Some Mac & Cheese recipes have too many extras, this is just a simple baked dish, perfect for any meal.”

  • “This recipe is great!I made it for the Superbowl and everyone loved it.My daughter said I need to make it again and again.I followed the recipe exactly except I added extra cubes of Velveeta spread out through it when I added it to the baking dish.Made it really cheesy.Awesome!Thanks, Needa/OH”

  • “I used pasta machine macaroni with this recipe.It was delicious.The Ritz crackers are the magic ingredient!!!Do not try to substitute Saltines, too salty and not sweet tasting. (Someone I know tried it that way and said she threw it out!!)”

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