Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Side Dishes

Classic Mac and Cheese Bake

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Total 32 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 12


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 8 ounces American cheese, broken into pieces (about 12 slices of cheese)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded low moisture whole milk mozzarella
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 box (16-ounces) macaroni elbows (or similar small pasta)
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  • Small Bowl
  • Step 1

    Add cheeses, milk, water, pasta, salt and pepper to the Combi Cooker Pan and stir well to combine and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Flip the SmartSwitch™ to AIRFRY/STOVETOP. Select BAKE, set temperature to 400F, and set time to 20 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin preheat. (The unit will preheat for 3 minutes and display PRE, unit will beep when preheat is complete).

  • Step 3

    When preheat is complete, open door and slide pan into Level 1. Close door to start cooking.

  • Step 4

    To make the bread crumb topping. In a small bowl, mix the 4 tablespoons of melted butter, panko bread crumbs, and dried parsley together.

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, pull the Combi Pan out, stir the mac & cheese to combine, and sprinkle panko mixture evenly on top.

  • Step 6

    Slide the Combi Cooker Pan back into Level 1, select BROIL, set the time for 4 minutes, and press START/STOP.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, pull the Combi Cooker Pan out and let the mac & cheese cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.