Baked Macaroni and CheeseEstimated Cost:  $6.50

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cook Time:  30 minutes

Serves:  6

This inexpensive and time saving mac and cheese recipe is a guaranteed hit.  Kids of all ages will appreciate the crushed Cheez-It topping.

2 cups macaroni pasta
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 lb. extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup crushed Cheez-It crackers
chopped chives for garnish (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Cook the macaroni pasta following the packaging instructions; drain well.

3. In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked pasta, mayonnaise, cream of chicken soup, and cheese; mix well. Pour mixture into a 13×9-inch casserole pan. Top with the crushed Cheez-It crackers.

4. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

Mike’s comments:

When time is short this is one of my go-to recipes.