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Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Macaroni and Cheese with Cavatappi Pasta

Comfort food to the max.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Macaroni and Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • 4 cups cooked (al-dente) Cavatappi pasta cook al-dente according to package instructions
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk set on counter for about 5 minutes before using so it's room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or salt to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Heat a medium size pot on medium heat and add butter. Stir the butter around the pot until it's melted. Add flour and stir continuously.
  • When the butter and flour start to thicken (about 2 minutes), add milk and stir. Stir in garlic powder and salt. Remove the white sauce from the heat and set aside for a moment.
  • In a medium size casserole dish, add the cooked pasta. Pour the white sauce over the pasta and stir together to coat the pasta.
  • Add half of the cheese to the pasta and white sauce mixture. Stir so that the cheese is mixed in with the pasta and white sauce.
  • Top the pasta mixture with the remaining cheese. Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese melts (about 15 minutes).
  • Serve right away while warm.