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Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Macaroni and Cheese with Cavatappi Pasta

Comfort food to the max.
4.9 from 15 votes


  • 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.