Cheesy Macaroni Shells Recipe

Cheesy Macaroni Shells Recipe

Not everyone has time to cook a full meal at the end of the day. Most households have 2 wage earners to make ends meet or just to have a better lifestyle and if you have kids, it’s hard to have a meal ready at dinner time. This quick favorite is perfect for those weekday evenings with the family.  Made from scratch but quick and delicious.

Also great as a side dish with the holiday meals.

Cheesey Macaroni Shells Recipe The Cooking Pinay TN2
These are my favorite cheeses.

Cheesy Macaroni Shells Recipe

Feel free to use another kind of pasta.

Cheesey Macaroni Shells Recipe The Cooking Pinay TN1

Serves 2 adults or 3 children.

Cheesy Macaroni Shells Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Cheesy Macaroni shells made from scratch.
Course: Side Dish, snacks
Cuisine: American, European, Italian
Servings: 3
  • 12 oz macaroni mini shells or your favorite pasta
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz Colby Jack
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a medium pot, boil water. Add butter until melted. Add pasta, cook until done.
  2. Drain pasta in a colander. Set aside. 
  3. In a second pot, larger than the one used for the pasta, heat milk to warm on medium heat. Add cooked pasta, then 8 once cheeses (use any combo cheese you like), reduce heat to simmer while stirring continuously until cheese is melted. 
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

The Cooking Pinay

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