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5 from 2 votes

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Great twist on a classic!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 16 ounce box of elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup of butter or 1 stick
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby/monteray jack cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 cups of crushed Cheez-It crackers


  • Cook pasta according to directions on the box (I cook mine 8 minutes) and then drain. Melt the butter in a skillet, whisk in flour and cook approximately 1 minute. Increase heat to medium and add milk to flour mixture. Cook approximately 5 minutes, until thick and starts to bubble.
  • Stir in cheese until melted. Add pasta and all seasonings and spoon in to a 9X13 or 3 quart casserole dish. Add crushed crackers (and more shredded cheese if you like) to the top and bake on 375 for 20-25 minutes. I like to stir it all up once it's done so that the crackers are throughout the casserole. Serves 8.