Easy Mac and Cheese Casserole Recipe

One of our favourite recipes we like to add to our family meal plans is an easy casserole. This delicious Mac and Cheese Casserole is so simple to make and is an easy mid-week meal idea for the whole family.

Easy Mac and Cheese Casserole from scratch

Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese was one of my comfort foods when I lived on my own, I’d make it after a day at work and sit on the sofa with a big bowl and enjoy it. Now I’ve got kids they ask for this at the end of a hard day at school when they want something comforting and familar.

family favourite mac and cheese

I love making this, just 15 minutes of preparing then baked in the oven and ready on the table for us all to enjoy. Check out our guide to cooking pasta so that you have delicious elbow noodles in the mac and cheese.

close up of mac and cheese casserole

After the recipe you’ll find some more of our favourite easy mid-week pasta meals that both the kids and us love. Check them out and do let us know if you cook any of them.

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Yield: 4 People

Easy Mac & Cheese Casserole

easy mac and cheese casserole family favourite comfort food for mid week dinners

Delicious and easy mid-week favourite this Mac and Cheese Casserole is a hit with the kids.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 1/2 cups noodles (cooked)
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat
  3. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft
  4. Add garlic for another minute
  5. Sprinkle in flour and whisk continually until it browns
  6. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil
  7. Lower the heat and simmer until the milk thickens, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn
  8. Remove from heat and whisk in salt, pepper, sour cream, and cheese
  9. Add the noodles and add your add-in ingredient and stir until coated
  10. Transfer to an 8×8 baking dish
  11. Coat with breadcrumbs
  12. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown
  13. Servefamily mid-week dinner favourite mac and cheese casserole

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1216mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 26g

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More Mid-Week Family Meals with Pasta

Looking for more recipes to try, head over to these other delicious weeknight family dinners and save them to make later.

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Easy Casserole Mac and Cheese

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