Simple Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Simple Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


Simple Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

We learned this recipe for macaroni and cheese casserole in early marriage, when funds were low and appetites high. It’s a great family recipe and always a winner at potlucks as well. It has great versatility – you can use chicken from a can or fresh, substitute tuna, add any cooked veggies that appeal, and try different cream soups or cheeses. You can also double the recipe easily for a crowd.


  • 1 box macaroni and cheese
  • 1/4 cup + 1/2 can milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 can chunk white meat chicken (or tuna)
  • 1 can Cream of Celery soup (or Cream of Mushroom)
  • 1 cup Colby-Jack or Cheddar cheese, shredded


  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Make macaroni and cheese according to package directions, using the specified 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup butter or margarine plus the cheese sauce mix included in the package.
  • 3 Add to the macaroni and cheese the chicken, soup, 1/2 soup can of milk, and stir well. Note: Do NOT add the water as directed on the soup can. Use only the can ingredients.
  • 4 Pour into casserole dish and top with shredded cheese.
  • 5 Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
  • 6 Serve with salad, peas and bread for a complete meal.


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