Tomato Basil Mac and Cheese Mini Casseroles Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 50 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.


Cook pasta until tender. Drain. In a small bowl, combine panko and parsley. Set aside.


In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour, stirring constantly with a whisk. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until smooth. Add cheese, stirring constantly until thick and creamy. Add macaroni, salt, tomatoes and basil. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Top with reserved panko mixture. Bake until golden and bubbly, about 25 minutes.

Tomato Basil Mac and Cheese Mini Casseroles


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1 Review

Diane 10/18/2016
Excellent... jus

Excellent... just delicious and easy to make

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