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Mozzarella Macaroni and Cheese

Mozzarella Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Macaroni & Cheese


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 2 teaspoons basil


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  • In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Using a whisk, add flour, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until mixture is golden color, stirring constantly.
  • Beat in milk. Continue stirring until mixture begins to boil.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in 2 cups cheese and basil.
  • Pour into lightly greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese evenly over the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.


Original Recipe: Betty Crocker’s Mozzarella Macaroni and Cheese.
  • We've also tried this with Montery Jack cheese and everyone really seemed to like that.