This no boil eggless easy baked mac and cheese without extra flour or without roux, made from scratch (homemade mac and cheese, not from the box) is my go to recipe if I wish to make a big batch of easy mac and cheese for my family.
As you can see, the mac and cheese is baked until golden brown and its very delicious but too easy to prepare!
Homemade Mac And Cheese From Scratch No Egg Recipe
And the best part is that you do not have to boil the pasta or noodles first following this recipe since this is a very simple and easy baked mac and cheese recipe without boiling the pasta in water first on stove top.
We just bake this mac and cheese in the oven which makes this mac and cheese recipe the most easy baked mac and cheese recipe ever!
This mac and cheese recipe is especially very useful during special occasions, as I am sure this is delicious that everyone including my kids will love this and also its enough for everyone with lots of leftovers.
When I say no flour, I mean I didn’t use any flour to make roux as called in many mac and cheese recipes.
But this is made using the macaroni shells which is made of durum wheat flour so this is not gluten free.
If you want an easy mac & cheese recipe on stove top, try this simple, easy and creamy one pot mac and cheese recipe.
The best thing with this baked mac and cheese recipe is that the effort needed to make this baked mac and cheese is minimal, we just need to dump everything and bake it!
In the above picture, you can see baked mac and cheese served with perfectly boiled corn on the cob in the background.
This is an eggless baked mac and cheese, its obviously vegetarian dish but not vegan since we use real cheese, milk, butter etc.
There is no need to add flour or make roux as this is a very simple recipe for baked mac and cheese, but it taste delicious with minimal efforts.
I usually bake mac and cheese during family dinners for occasions when you can easily prepare this in a large baking tray within few minutes and then bake the whole stuff.
I made this for last Thanksgiving for my family, but it took a while to post this.
So here is how you can easily make this baked mac and cheese following this simple and easy recipe for eggless, flourless baked mac and cheese.
How To Make Easy Baked Mac And Cheese Without Roux (Flour) And No Eggs
We use the following ingredients for this recipe.
Ingredients to make no boil mac and cheese
4 cups dry elbow pasta shells
2 cups water
4 cups whole milk
3 cups shredded cheese I use a mix of cheddar and Mexican blend
salt as needed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 stick butter
1 cup shredded cheese for topping or use as desired
Steps By Step Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Layer the dry pasta shells in a single layer in a large sized baking pan or tray (9*13 pan is good).
Also add the ingredients water, milk, garlic powder, onion powder and enough salt, stir in evenly.
Now add the shredded cheese, and stir into mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Also place the stick of butter on top.
Place the baking tray in the oven, set the timer for one hour to bake the mac and cheese.
In about few minutes (about 15 to 20 minutes), the butter will melt and so carefully open the pan and stir in the melted butter with the rest of the ingredients.
The contents will be really hot at this time, so be careful while doing so. To avoid this step, you may add melted butter early in the process and mix in.
Once the butter is stirred in, close the oven and bake for the rest of the time until the top begins to lightly brown and the inside is cooked.
Check the contents in between (after about 50 minutes of time), since the oven temperatures can vary and in some cases the dish may get cooked early.
Once this is done and the top starts to lightly brown, add more shredded cheese on the top.
To get the most delicious cheesy baked mac and cheese which is lightly golden brown in color, increase the oven temperature to 375 degree Fahrenheit and bake for another 6 minutes or until the cheese on top is completely melted and lightly browned on top!
Tips To Make The Best Baked Mac And Cheese
To make the best and easy baked mac and cheese without roux or extra flour, make sure to use the best quality macaroni pasta shells (elbow pasta shells).
I recommend using the regular kind of pasta shells for this (not gluten free or whole wheat or any other kind) for the best results.
I am not sure if gluten free pasta or any other kind of pasta like whole wheat pasta or chickpea pasta will work for this recipe since I haven’t tried them myself.
Sof if you are not on a specific diet, stick with regular macaroni pasta shells for this baked mac and cheese recipe.
The kind of cheese that you use for this baked mac and cheese recipe is very important as it decides the flavor and cheesy texture of the baked mac and cheese.
Make sure to use the recommended amount of cheese for the recipe, or it may not turn out good.
The cheese in the dish helps the pasta to thicken so if you use less cheese, it may end up with a lot of liquid mess. To avoid this, make sure to use the recommended amount of cheese!
Also, it is very important to use good quality cheese. If you can, it is always best to shred the cheese yourself at home.
If you use packaged shredded cheese, make sure you are familiar with the cheese that you are using and its good for baking. Because some of the shredded cheese comes with extra ingredients and may make the pasta dry when it cookes.
So use the cheese that you normally use for pasta dishes so you know its of good quality!
I recommend a mix of Mexican blend and cheddar cheese, which is what I prefer, but you may try other shredded cheese which you prefer also but make sure to use good quality cheese that you normally use in pasta.
Below you can read the no boil easy baked mac and cheese recipe in detail.
Easy Baked Mac And Cheese Without Flour, Roux, Eggs No Boil Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
- In a large baking pan (9*13 will do), layer the dry pasta in a single layer.
- Add the water and milk, garlic powder, onion powder and enough salt, mix well.
- Add the shredded cheese, mix everything well.
- Place the stick of butter on top.
- Place the pan in oven, set the timer for 1 hour to bake the mac and cheese.
- In about 15 to 20 minutes, the butter will melt, so you can open the pan and carefully give the contents a stir using a spoon so that the butter will all get mixed up with the rest of the ingredients.
- Close the oven and bake for the rest of the time. Make sure to check the contents after about 50 minutes of time, since the oven temperatures can vary and in some cases the dish may get cooked faster. You need to bake until the top begins to brown.
- Once the baking is all done and top starts browning, top the dish with the extra cheese for topping.
- Increase the oven temperature to 375 degree Fahrenheit and bake for another 6 minutes of time or until the cheese on top is completely melted and lightly browned on top. Enjoy the delicious mac and cheese for lunch or dinner as you wish.