Baked Cheddar Elbows with Crunchy-Cheesy Topping

Sure to please the pickiest eater, this baked cheddar mac w/ crunchy cheese topping is a great as a side or add some chicken and your full meal is complete!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 372 kcal


  • 8" square baking dish
  • Large saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cup(s)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Food processor



  • Preheat oven to 400°. Spray 8" square baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare Cheddar elbows as label directs; stir in ½ cup Cheddar cheese, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and peas.
  • In food processor, pulse crackers until small crumbs form. Add butter, parsley, garlic powder and remaining ½ cup Cheddar cheese and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese; pulse until just combined. Makes about 1½ cups.
  • Spread Cheddar elbows mixture in prepared dish; top with cracker mixture. Bake casserole 10 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Makes about 5 cups.
  • Serve casserole garnished with parsley, if desired.



Serving: 1.25cupsCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 15gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 758mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
Keyword Baking, Comfort Food, Easy Recipes, Entertaining, Family Friendly, Kid Friendly, Mac & Cheese, Quick Recipes
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