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Sharon’s Macaroni Casserole

My 18 year old son created this recipe when there wasn’t much left in the pantry and fridge…those are always the best. It turned out great and is a favorite with my teens! It is easy to make and feeds a crowd.  This recipe uses American cheese, however, shredded cheddar or mozzarella would work even better. But you can use whatever kind of cheese you have on hand. Enjoy!

Macaroni Casserole

Yield – 8 servings
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 32 minutes


  • 2 (16 oz.) boxes of elbow macaroni ( .89 cents each) $1.78
  • (10.5 oz) cream of celery (condensed soup) $1.29
  • Around 3/4  cup bread crumbs  $ .50
  • Around 2 Tablespoons butter  $ .25
  • 6 Slices American Cheese $1.00


  • Grease bottom and sides of an 8″ x 12″ pan with butter.
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions, around 12 minutes.
  • Drain noodles, then return to pan.
  • Pour cream of celery over noodles. Stir together.
  • Lightly dust bottom of baking pan with bread crumbs. Then layer as follows:  1/2 the elbows; sprinkle bread crumbs;  torn pieces of cheese (using 3 of the slices); Then put remainder of the noodles over this; sprinkle the rest of the bread crumbs;  then top with the rest of the cheese.
  • Bake in a 350 F oven for 20 minutes.

Cost $4.82