Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese

This Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese recipe is everyone’s favorite mac ‘n cheese made BETTER! Everything is betta with Feta!

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You guys, I know…

I can hear you…

“another blah blah Feta Cheese blah blah recipe” …

I KNOW! Please don’t roll your eyes!! Or worse, yet, walk away!

Don’t walk away!!! Take a seat. I promise this is good. Really good…

Here’s the dealio.

Are you tired of the same old mac ‘n cheese?

Have you been dreaming about baked macaroni with … ummm … a different kind of cheese?

Do you often think about adding a crunchy topping to your mac ‘n cheese? You didn’t see that one comin’, did ya! Yeah, I threw some fried bread crumbs on top – that’s some goooood stuff!

Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese | | Oven baked macaroni made with a mixture of eggs, milk, and feta cheese, garnished with a crispy crumb topping | #recipe #dinner #meatless #macandcheese #feta

Growing up, we used to eat this stuff all.the.time. Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese was on mom’s menu about every other week. This stuff is great. One pot + 4 forks = 1 happy family.

Okay, so, technically it’s a baking dish, not a pot, but, “One baking dish + 4 forks” didn’t look right.

Anywho. Darn technicalities…

I told my mom I was going to post this macaroni dish on my blog, and the first thing out of her mouth was, “Don’t go throwing in all them things that you like to throw into our food … give them the real recipe!”. She says I tweak “our” recipes too much. Our, as in Macedonian recipes.

I “tweak” because most of our recipes stop at salt and pepper. It’s very rare that you will see an herb in a Macedonian recipe. Garlic, onions, and parsley. That’s it. The buck stops there. I blame it all on Vegeta Food Seasoning.

So for the sake of keepin’ it real, I am going to give you the recipe as is – no tweaking. Minus Vegeta.

Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese | | Oven baked macaroni made with a mixture of eggs, milk, and feta cheese, garnished with a crispy crumb topping | #recipe #dinner #meatless #macandcheese #feta

Now you know there’s, like, nothing to this meal, right? It’s just some cooked macaroni swimming in custard with a sprinkle of feta. Aaaand some crunchy stuff on top. Easy peasy.

Give it a try. You might love it as much as I do.


4.25 from 4 votes
Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese | | Oven baked macaroni made with a mixture of eggs, milk, and feta cheese, garnished with a crispy crumb topping | #recipe #dinner #meatless #macandcheese #feta
Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Oven baked macaroni made with a mixture of eggs, milk, and feta cheese, garnished with a crispy crumb topping.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 439 kcal
  • 1 box (1 lb.) Elbow Macaroni, cooked according to the directions on the box
  • butter for greasing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper , to taste
For the Topping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh bread crumbs , use a day old bread
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cook the macaroni in salted water. Drain.
  3. Generously butter a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish.
  4. Pour cooked macaroni into baking dish and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  5. Mix in crumbled feta cheese.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  7. Pour the egg mixture over the macaroni; mixture should come about 3/4 of the way up - it shouldn't cover the macaroni.
  8. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan.
  9. Add the fresh bread crumbs to the pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned.
  10. Remove from heat and spread the bread crumbs over the macaroni.
  11. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the custard sets and edges are browned.
  12. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 16 

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Macaroni and Feta Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 439 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 911mg38%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Calcium 425mg43%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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38 Responses
  1. Victoria

    My baba made this with spaghetti noodles and used to cut it up in squares. She didn’t use the bread crumbs but that’s a nice touch! I agree we need to tweak the recipes! I think it was traditionally because of the lack of available ingredients.

    1. YES! AND, they used all their “trevki” which means grass – herbs were/are referred to as grass – strictly for tea and cure methods for a certain disease. 😀 They never found their way in a stew or casserole. :-))

  2. Satu

    Just found this recipe today and made it. it is delicious! I only baked it for 30 min or so, so it was very moist. I added some cooked broccoli and used sun dried tomato feta cheese. The bread crumbs were nice and crunchy. Will be making this again. So easy and simple.

  3. I love the flavor of feta cheese and how great it is when i find out your recipes. Why don’t you give more illustration photos or video to show everyone how this delicious dish is made?

  4. Kim Winter

    This is so easy to make GF! I used GF penne and panko gf breadcrumbs. I also had leftover turkey, onion, and broccoli to add as well. It’s a one-pot meal!

  5. Sue

    Hi Katerina! I just came across your site while looking for a mac’n’cheese dish that uses feta. My partner is Greek and I am half roumanian so there is ALWAYS some feta or bryndsa in our fridge. I want to halve your recipe though — how should I split the 5 eggs? Can I just use 3? (I have large free-range eggs) Thanks!

  6. Carly

    I was thinking about my grandmother’s recipe for baked macaroni. She passed away a number of years ago and even though my mom likely has it, I decided to google feta+macaroni+eggs and found your recipe. I was thrilled but even more excited to find out that it’s Macedonian – as am I. Can’t wait to try this tonight. Will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane

  7. I love your feta cheese addiction, because I don’t think I would have added it to my mac n’cheese… I really want to!!! You made not one pan, but THREE….SCORE!!! I bet you all had serious happy tummies! Hugs, Terra

  8. This sounds absolutely amazing! I am definitely pinning this! Just wanted to let you know that I’m following all of your social networks and via bloglovin’ :o) Have a great day!

  9. I would never think of feta as “blah blah!” (I sometimes eat it straight from the wee little container.) *shhh*

    This macaroni and cheese looks like heaven! Love your Macedonian take on an American dish!

    1. Somewhere around the 1970’s Vegeta took over Macedonian kitchens, and people stopped using herbs … Vegeta is like the substitute for everything. But, thyme and rosemary are slowly coming back, so there’s hope!!
      I, personally don’t like the taste of it, but as I said, I also don’t like it because home cooks stopped using fresh herbs.

  10. Feta sounds like a great cheese for mac & cheese and I never get tired of recipes with feta! This looks like another great comfort food! have a great weekend!

  11. Like you, I grew up in a household (Romanian from Yugoslavia) where salt and pepper, and occasionally paprika, were the only spices used. Parsley and very rarely dill were the herbs.

    My mom was amazed at the spices I ended up with at my house. 🙂

    Great dish meant for someone with a hearty appetite.

  12. You just keep bringing on the cheesy recipes! I love them all!! Just made some mac & cheese last week & now I have to try yours! have a great weekend 🙂

  13. Hahaha…I know what you mean! My MIL can’t cook without vegeta LOL! On the other hand I stopped using it almost a year ago..well sometimes I added it but that is very rare. I love baked mac&cheese plus feta…how yummy that is! LOVE IT!

  14. Nancy R

    Oh you make me laugh Kate! So true with the “Vegeta” line. It has got to be the number one thing in any Macedonian pantry. It pretty much goes into every savoury dish I know. My sister-in-laws mother (yes Macedonian) rubs it into chicken pieces when doing a BBQ.
    I love Mac and Feta cheese. Your looks so delish! 🙂

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