3 white ramekin dishes with macaroni casserole next to a stainless steel spoon with a white and brown towel in the background on a wooden surface with red pepper flakes around the dishes

Macaroni Casserole

Macaroni Casserole uses real food ingredients to make a healthier, tastier version of macaroni and cheese we prefer over the box any day.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, noodles, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 299kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 cups noodles cooked
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat
  • Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft
  • Add garlic for another minute
  • Sprinkle in flour and whisk continually until it browns
  • Whisk in milk and bring to a boil
  • Lower the heat and simmer until the milk thickens, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn
  • Remove from heat and whisk in salt, pepper, sour cream, and cheese
  • Add the noodles and add your add-in ingredient and stir until coated
  • Transfer to an 8×8 baking dish
  • Coat with breadcrumbs
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 1mg