Easy No-Bake Homemade Macaroni and Cheese is a faster version of the popular oven-baked pasta dish. This mac and cheese recipe is perfect for a busy week night or a bowl of simple comfort food.

Easy no-bake homemade Mac-n-Cheese made with real ingredients and no neon orange powder :)

Best No-Bake Mac and Cheese Recipe

Happy Monday Friends!

Post-holiday Monday’s are rough, aren’t they? I have laundry up to my eyeballs and tired kids who still seem to be coming off their sugar high. The last things that I want to do it think about dinner because all I really want is a popsicle, some leftover parade candy, and maybe a slice of pie. If you are in the same boat then I have a great recipe for easy homemade macaroni and cheese for you today. It’s so simple, it’s one of my kids’ very favorite dishes, and you probably have everything on hand to make it. I love that this recipe is just real food – noodles, cheese, milk, eggs… no odd little packets of neon orange powder with strangely slimy “noodles” in sight. I’m not saying it’s healthy but it’s so much better than the blue box counterpart. Do yourself, and your family a favor, and make this for dinner tonight. Add a side of fresh peas and some watermelon and you have yourself a delightful meal done in about 25 minutes.

The recipe comes from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book. It’s tried, true, and tastes great! The recipes actually been floating around the blog for a few years and I just retook the pictures so I thought I’d re-share it. I started making this mac-n-cheese ages ago and now it’s just normal. Throw in the noodles, add the milk, eggs, and cheese after they done, and stir. It really takes no time and tastes like real food. Once you get into the habit of making this easy meal you’ll never make another



Easy no-bake homemade Mac-n-Cheese

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


Easy No-Bake Homemade Macaroni and Cheese is a faster version of the popular oven-baked pasta dish. This mac and cheese recipe is perfect for a busy week night or a bowl of simple comfort food.



  • 3 cups macaroni or medium sized shell noodles
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups cheddar, shredded (the sharper the better, I like Cabot Seriously Sharp)


  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot, stir in noodles and cook until almost tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the eggs, half of the evaporated milk, dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Set the pot over low heat and stir in the butter until melted.
  4. Stir in the egg mixture and half of the cheddar. Continue to cook over low heat, gradually stirring in the remaining milk and cheddar, until the mixture is hot and creaming, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


The cheese sauce is a bit soupy right after making. You can either let it stand for 10 minutes before serving or just give your family spoons and serve it in a bowl. The sauce does thicken as it cools and as the macaroni absorbs it.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

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Easy no-bake homemade Mac-n-Cheese

Here are a few other quick pasta dishes on Bless this Mess that we love:

Creamy Pasta with Peas and Bacon
Linguine Rose with Shrimp
Garden Vegetable Pasta
Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta
And they all go perfectly with this amazing Rustic Italian Bread

Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks so much for be here. I like you.

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21 Responses
  1. Kris

    You mention dry mustard in the list of ingredients but no salt, then in the instructions, you mention salt but no dry mustard. Is that a typo or do you use both?

  2. Em

    I made this for the first time tonight after having it for a while, and it was WONDERFUL! I’ve always had a preference for stove-top macaroni, but could never find one to my liking. THIS is my NEW recipe for macaroni!

  3. Eleanor

    Hi Melissa
    You are wonderful
    I really hate cooking but your recipes are so quick and prep time quick
    Thankyiy so much

  4. Wendy Hansen

    I usually make my own mac and cheese but have never tried it with the eggs. Since I’m always trying to find new ways to use my free range eggs, this will be supper tonight. Thanks for the recipe.

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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