Home-Baked Macaroni & Cheese

296  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 40 min total
  • Makes 5 servings, 1 cup each.

Just a pinch of red pepper in a dish can make your tongue sing…and it's the secret ingredient that makes this ooey-gooey mac and cheese so memorable.

Home-Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) macaroni and cheese dinner
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 6 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted


  • Heat  oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare  Dinner as directed on package. Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese, sour cream and pepper; spoon into greased 1-1/2-qt. casserole. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Mix  cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over ingredients in casserole.
  • Bake  20 min. or until heated through.

Recipe Tips

Better For YouGood news! You'll save 60 calories and 10 g of fat, including 4 g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese, shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, reduced-fat sour cream and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

Special ExtraPrepare as directed, stirring in 1 cup each cooked peas and chopped deli-style ham along with the 1/2 cup cheddar, sour cream and pepper.

SubstituteSubstitute ground black pepper for the ground red pepper.


Nutrition Information

Makes 5 servings, 1 cup each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 430 
    • Total fat 23 g
    • Saturated fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 60 mg
    • Sodium 960 mg
    • Carbohydrate 40 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 4 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 15 g
    • Vitamin A 15 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 30 %DV
    • Iron 10 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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