Macaroni and Cheese Oven-Baked Casserole (With a Dash of Spicy)
50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
20 ingredients
6-8 servings
This is a warm, cheesy and delicious baked macaroni and cheese casserole. It is a little spicy (re: pepper and garlic), but it is easily modified to personal taste. My toddler loves this recipe! He gobbles it down, spices and all. This dish is great with a side of steamed, mixed veggies.

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  • 2 cups skim milk (or any other milk)
  • 1 cup soymilk, fortified (substituting with any other milk is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons white whole wheat flour (while a healthy and delicious flour, substituting with any other flour is acceptable)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (more of less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (more or less to taste, alternately, 1-2 cloves of minced fresh garlic would be nice as well)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (more or less to taste, alternately, 1 small onion diced and sauteed would be great in this dish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard (more or less to taste)
  • 2 cups whole wheat pasta, uncooked (approximately 10 ounces, i.e. macaroni, spirals, shells, mini penne... may substitute with enriched )
  • 8 ounces cheese, sliced (i use a jack-and-colby-combo cheese that comes in 10 slices)
  • 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated 0r cut into small cubes (may substitute with any other creamy-textured cheese, i.e. muenster, provolone, edam)


Serving Size (94.72 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 223.87 Calories from Fat 114.21
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.69g 117.15%
Saturated Fat 4.98g 149.46%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 16.08mg 32.16%
Sodium 502.88mg 125.72%
Total Carbohydrate 19.3g 38.61%
Dietary Fiber 1.29 g 30.89%
Sugars 1.97 g %
Protein 8.27g 99.28%
Vitamin A 362.97IU% Vitamin C 3.05mg%
Calcium 184.84mg% Iron 1.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
skim milk, white whole wheat flour, ground mustard