The Best Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

The Best Baked Mac and Cheese

This easy, creamy, delicious homemade mac and cheese recipe is the best!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword mac and cheese, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 366kcal


  • 1 lb Macaroni
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 8 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 8 ounces Cabot New York Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated


  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 TBSP butter melted
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • Add macaroni, water, and salt to a large skillet. Place over high heat and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes or until the water has cooked down. Stir consistently.
  • Add evaporated milk and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted completely.
  • Pour into a greased baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients until well combined. Generously sprinkle over macaroni.
  • Place dish under a low broiler for 5 minutes or until golden brown and serve immediately.



Calories: 366kcal