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baked box mac and cheese on white plate

Almost Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Baked Mac and Cheese from a box is the best of both worlds: a fast and convenient side dish that tastes homemade!


  • 1 box macaroni and cheese (with premade sauce)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9 by 9 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare mac and cheese according to package instructions and place in a baking dish.
  3. Cover with breadcrumbs, then top with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes.


  • use mac and cheese with premade sauce, not powdered
  • you can substitute your favorite cheese
  • keep leftovers in the fridge up to 3 days
  • reheat in microwave

Keywords: baked box mac and cheese