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Baked Macaroni & Cheese

  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 378 1 serving

Forget boxed mixes—there’s nothing quite like from-scratch mac n’ cheese, and this recipe is practically as easy, since it uses cheddar cheese soup as a shortcut to a rich, creamy cheese sauce. Topped with breadcrumbs for extra crunch and baked until the cheese is bubbly and the top is golden brown, this one-dish baked macaroni and cheese is bound to be the most popular dish on the table.


cost per recipe: $5.48

  • 2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 3 cups cooked rotini (spiral) pasta (from about 1 1/2 cups dry)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400°F.  While the oven is heating, stir the bread crumbs and butter in a small bowl. 

  • Step 2

    Stir the soup, milk, cheese and rotini in a 1-quart casserole.  Season the mixture with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the rotini mixture.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 20 minutes or until the rotini mixture is hot.


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  • Good starter

    Johnny P.
    June 16, 2020

    I follow almost everything but I also add 1 tsp of bbq rub 1 4 once bag of Chedder cheese 1 tsp bacon bits half butter then I smoke it for 2 hours at 225 to 275. Great side dish with smoked ribs.

  • Not great

    Noel B.
    May 9, 2020

    tastes bland, no flavor

  • Spice it up with Fiesta Cheese

    Melody L.
    November 13, 2019

    Maybe it's because I live in Texas, but I love this recipe, but I substitute the Cheddar Cheese soup with Fiesta Cheese.

  • Good starting recipe

    Sarah M.
    May 21, 2019

    I agree is was a little bland on its own but seeing as I never just leave my cooking to just the recipe, I doctored it up a bit. I added some bacon, extra Colby jack, and a little goat cheese, garlic salt, onion powder, and mustard powder and I also used panko bread crumbs instead. I added some thyme, rosemary, dill, and parsley to the bread crumbs and butter mixture and boy was it good. This may be my regular family Mac and cheese now.

  • Easy and yummy

    Jenny M.
    October 31, 2018

    Great side dish, kids loved it and easy to make.

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    Calories 378
    Total Fat 15.7 g
    Sat. Fat 7.9 g
    Cholesterol 40 mg
    Sodium 764 mg
    Total Carb 44.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Protein 15.6 g
    Vitamin A 26 %DV
    Vitamin C 0 %DV
    Calcium 22 %DV
    Iron 9 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.