Greek Noodles – A Greek Noodles with Cheese Recipe

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Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house. With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there’s no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.

What do you talk about with your friends? For me, it revolves around food 50 percent of the time. I love food.  I love to eat food, and I love to talk about food.

I’m always asking my friends if they’ve eaten anything good lately, or if it’s around the holidays, I’m always asking what they made or ate that was especially amazing.

My friend Julie told me that her family serves these Greek Noodles at every Thanksgiving for as long as she can remember.

So you know what I did next? Of course, I asked for the recipe, and she happily obliged.

A Greek Noodles with Cheese Recipe

I had to know what all the hype was about.

When Julie told me these Greek Noodles with Cheese had butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, I knew that there was no way they could be bad. How could they? The result is a heavy, hearty, soul-warming, extra cheesy and decadent casserole.

The cheeses involved in Greek Noodle Casserole are shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese from the jar, you know, the cheese in the green containers that you buy from the shelf at the grocery store.

Those cheeses are layered in the center and layered on top. The best part is that you brown the cheese for a few minutes right before serving.

It is to die for!

Greek Macaroni and Cheese Ingredient List

Mostaccioli noodles

Milk, preferably whole milk

Heavy Whipping Cream

Half and Half

Butter

Grated Parmesan Cheese (the canned kind)

Mozzarella Cheese, shredded or grated

What can I use instead of mostaccioli?

If you need a substitute for mostaccioli pasta, try using penne or ziti pasta instead. These two pasta types are most similar to mostaccioli noodles.

How to Make Greek Macaroni and Cheese

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for this Greek Noodles recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Preheat oven.
  2. Take the stick of butter and use it to grease the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle a generous layer of the parmesan cheese on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Cook the mostaccioli in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half. Continue to cook on medium low heat until the sauce thickens to the point that it coats the back of a wooden spoon.  Do not boil, and stir often with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the sauce, and cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  6. Pour half the noodles mixture into the prepared dish. Top with the mozzarella cheese and half the remaining grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Layer the remaining noodles, and top with remaining cheese. Add more shredded mozzarella to the top, if desired.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minute or until golden brown.
  9. Let the casserole sit for 10 minutes to set up completely before serving.

Notes About Cheesy Greek Noodles

  • Penne or ziti are good substitutes if you can’t find mostaccioli noodles.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream equals 8 ounces or 1/2 pint.
  • 2 cups half and half equals 16 ounces or 1 pint.
  • Use whole milk, I mean you’re using heavy whipping cream and half and half already, so what’s the point in using skim milk?
  • For the grated parmesan cheese, use the green containers that you buy on the shelf at the grocery store or on Amazon.
  • Margarine could be substituted for butter, if needed.
  • Be sure to let this Greek mac and cheese rest for a minimum of 10 minutes before serving. This will help it set up.
  • This Greek noodle casserole retains heat well making it a great option for the holidays. Bake it before you leave, cover tightly with foil and serve when you get to your destination.

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Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
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Greek Noodles - A Greek Noodles with Cheese Recipe

Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy greek noodles, greek mac and cheese, greek macaroni and cheese, greek noodles, greek noodles with cheese
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces mostaccioli pasta
  • 1 stick butter 1/2 cup
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese grated (from jar)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (see notes)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Use stick of butter to grease bottom and sides of 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle bottom of the dish generously with some of the parmesan cheese (approximately 1/3 of the 8-ounce jar).
    Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
  • Cook mostaccioli pasta noodles in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
  • In a very large saucepan, heat remaining butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half. Cook on medium low heat (without boiling) until it thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Use the wooden spoon to stir often.
    Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
  • Add drained, cooked noodles and continue to cook for 20 minutes.
    Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
  • Pour 1/2 of the noodles and sauce into prepared baking dish. Top with 1/2 of the remaining grated parmesan cheese and all of the mozzarella cheese.
    Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
  • Pour the remaining noodles and sauce over top. Sprinkle with the remaining grated Parmesan cheese. (see notes about additional mozzarella).
    Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
    Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.
  • Let sit at room temperature at least 10 minutes before serving to let it set up.
    Greek Noodles are a rich and decadent macaroni and cheese recipe that is sure to be at hit at your house.  With butter, milk, heavy whipping cream and half and half, there's no doubt that this Greek Noodles with Cheese recipe is divine.

Notes

  • Penne or ziti are good substitutes if you can't find mostaccioli noodles.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream equals 8 ounces or 1/2 pint.
  • 2 cups half and half equals 16 ounces or 1 pint. 
  • Use whole milk, I mean you're using heavy whipping cream and half and half already, so what's the point in using skim milk?
  • For the grated parmesan cheese, use the green containers that you buy on the shelf at the grocery store or here on amazon.
  • If you love extra cheese, add an extra cup of shredded mozzarella cheese on top. 
  • Margarine could be substituted for butter, if needed.
  • Be sure to let this Greek mac and cheese rest for a minimum of 10 minutes before serving. This will help it set up.
  • This Greek noodle casserole retains heat well making it a great option for the holidays. Bake it before you leave, cover tightly with foil and serve when you get to your destination.
  • This would go great served with Classic Beef Brisket

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  1. Healthy mac n’cheese, pah! That wouldn’t taste good would it?? But then… *takes a forkful*… speechless. OH MY. So good. The “Greek ingredients’ add so much flavor and the crunch of the pita chip topping is to die for! So good. Thanks hon, love everything about this healthy recipe! x

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