Easy, no-frills, creamy and delicious. This Baked Macaroni and Cheese is a favorite side dish. A family favorite and my most asked for recipe!
In a large pot prepare pasta, al dente (don't overcook, it will cook more in the oven) and drain. Do not rinse! Just let it sit to the side (preferably in the sink in a colander).
Add pasta back into cheese mixture (it may stick together, just pry it out). Mix until well incorporated with the cheese mixture, then while continuing to stir, add egg and keep stirring until all mixed together.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish (I use glass), pour pasta and spread evenly and top with remaining slices of cheese, sprinkle with bread crumbs, sprinkle with pepper and dried parsley (if desired).
Bake for 8-10 minutes until browned and bubbly on top.
Let cool a little so cheese sets a bit and enjoy!