This is a quick and easy dinner or lunch recipe that has been in my family for years. Tomato soup adds a twist of flavor.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Pour in pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • In large bowl, combine macaroni, soup, milk, cheese and 6 tablespoons butter. Pour into 9x13 baking dish. Top with bread crumbs and dot with remaining butter. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

740 calories; 37.9 g total fat; 104 mg cholesterol; 797 mg sodium. 71.4 g carbohydrates; 28.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This was AWESOME! Definitely a keeper:) The only thing is the next time I make this I will 1/2 the recipe. It makes ALOT! But oh so good! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
There is really nothing to this recipe except cheese no sauce of any kid and kind of boring. Wouldn't make it again Read More
101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
This was AWESOME! Definitely a keeper:) The only thing is the next time I make this I will 1/2 the recipe. It makes ALOT! But oh so good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I added a can of well drained diced tomatoes... Helped to make it a bit more juicy:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We all (toddlers and parents) really loved this. It was more like a "baked ziti" with less cheese. We like it creamy on the bottom and a tad crispy on top so this is a keeper. Based on reviews we made our additions... ADDED 2 CLOVES CRUSHED GARLIC 1 TBSP ITALIAN SEASONING 1 tsp ONION POWDER. We used 2-3 slices of (GF) bread grated with the large holes of the cheese grater for the topping. Perfect. We love the dairy free gluten free version: brown rice macaroni rice milk cheddar-like goat cheese can tomato sauce and for the butter: coconut oil. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
With a little tweaking this recipe is fantastic. I added some minced garlic & freshly ground Italian seasoning. I omitted the milk reduced the cheddar cheese to 1 cup and added an 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese. It added such a creamy taste and texture to the sauce. I changed so many things because I was working with what I had in my cupboard but it turned out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
really like this recipe! I added a tbsp of basil garlic seasoning and I think next time I would add a little more tomato soup. 3/4 of the family can. It is very tasty and easy. My family ate it up. This would be good with a spinach salad and baked garlic/lemon chicken Read More
Rating: 5 stars
As per the previous reviewer I added garlic and Italian dressing. I also added about 5 slices of American cheese and some Parmesan on top under the bread crumbs. Both my husband and I loved this recipe and are making it again tonight (first time was a few months ago). I see people say that it is bland and I could see how that would be the case without the little extras. It really is delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family really liked this. A little rubbery on the top after cooking for 40 minutes. I recommend checking the dish after 30 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
my kids really enjoyed this. i added a little dehydrated garlic (1.5 tsp) & didn't add any butter or breadcrumbs because i just didnt feel like it! only baked for about 1.2 hour. My kids & I devoured it! -- will definately make this again for lunch. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this recipe for the first time being very successful. If i make it again I would use less milk and more bread crumbs giving it a crunchier texture. I will definitely try this recipe again. Read More