Baked Mac n Cheese

I constantly try to improve myself. After all, we cannot allow ourselves to stagnate. It doesn’t help us in any way. Even though sometimes I feel I am doing better, sometimes I do feel I am not doing much to help myself. That is why I keep reading, I keep trying to bring in tiny changes, as “drops of water maketh an ocean”. That is why I keep adding in here little titbits that I feel will help me in some way or another… One I found from my favorite Yasmin Mogahed… Her words never fail to boost me up. May Allah give her reward for the good she is doing…

On days, when you are in a mood for something vegetarian but exactly not in that condition – that’s when Mac n Cheese comes to rescue. There is nothing complicated about it – cooked macaroni washed in some white sauce and loads of cheese! Simple, isn’t it? Bake it with some more additives and it takes this simple dish to the next level. In fact, I wished I had added some cooked chicken into this, thanks to the soggy faces that silently dumped their servings into their systems. It is not that they did not like it, it is just that they wished for an extra bite… Darn! Making a totally non-vegetarian meal is becoming a very big challenge on a daily basis… Hmm… till I sit and worry about that, let’s move on to this comfort food…




Baked Mac n Cheese

Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 300 gm macaroni cooked till el dente
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozarella cheese or cheddar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Heat butter in a saucepan. Add the bay leaf and onion and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the flour and fry again for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the milk and stir constantly avoiding lumps. The mixture will start to thicken.
  • Add in  salt and pepper and switch off the flame.
  • Now add in the cheese and egg along with the cooked macaroni and mix well.
  • Arrange into a pan. Mix the melted butter, breadcrumbs and oregano. Sprinkle this over the macaroni.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the coriander once hot out of the oven. Serve immediately.

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  1. yummy…so cheesy , can't resist..

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

    1. Thanks a lot Babitha…

    1. Thanks a lot Princy…

  2. Looks delicious Rafee! My little one's favorite and so end up making them at least once a week

    1. Thank you so much Rekha…

    1. Thanks a lot Kaveri…

  3. Looks tempting . I badly want to bake

    1. Thank you so much Aparna…

  4. Macaroni that too with cheese, can't resist. Your pictures are so lively.
    I like reading ur post, after Yasmin Mogahed U r the one blogger who inspires me. Allah bless you both, Insha'Allah. Keep blogging Rafeeda. Love n hugs. XOXO

    1. Allah… that's too high words, Rashida… my knowledge is nothing, what I gather and store is what is in the blog… JazakAllah Khair for such kind words…

  5. Delicious! My kid love mac cheese!

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria…

  6. Egg in baked Mac n Cheese, interesting recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Nupur…

  7. Looks very delicious

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  8. Looks super tempting dear.. Just love this..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  9. Delicious Mac n Cheese, my kids favorite.

    Happy New Year Wishes to you and family Rafeeda!

    1. Thank you so much Prathibha…

  10. breadcrumbs in macncheese…. not had like that. What does that do?

    1. It gives the crunch at the top, Famidha… thanks a lot dear…

  11. Nice write up dear. Love the wordings 🙂 Mac and cheese looks delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Viki…

  12. Iooks delicious, kids favorite,I haven't tried adding egg..will try next time 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Julie… 🙂

  13. wow raffy very nice and so tempting

    1. Thank you so much Monu…

  14. One of the best baked veggie option……….Very delicious one…… 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Remya… 🙂

  15. Looks so delicious and tempting!

    1. Thanks a lot Sona…

  16. sooo yumm.. delicious..

    1. Thanks a lot Lisha…

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