83 responses

  1. reagan ravanzo
    November 16, 2009

    wow the best!!!1

    • JheffLove
      September 26, 2015

      Than you so much panlasang pinoy… Ure truly amazing!! Very help ful recipes that easy to follow.. Godbless panlasang pinoy!!

  2. Rocky Garcia
    November 17, 2009

    Wow! I like bake macaroni a lot! This is a nice recipe. It it obvious that it’s better than making a pack of instant bake mac.

  3. Panlasang Pinoy
    November 17, 2009

    Glad you liked it Rina. Hope to see you around often

  4. Panlasang Pinoy
    November 17, 2009

    Welcom mackoy, kayang kaya mo yan :)

  5. steff
    November 18, 2009

    Hello! i would like to make this macaroni- but i have a question. how many cups is an ounce (for the parmesan cheese) and 2 ounce for (cheddar cheese)? and just to clarify the parmesan cheese is grated- like the one in the bottle, and the cheddar cheese is shredded- right? thank you! your site rocks!

    • Panlasang Pinoy
      November 18, 2009

      steff, grated or shredded will do for the cheeses. We require this so that melting will be easy. As for the conversion, I’m sure you can google it. :)

  6. MindanaoBabe
    November 18, 2009


  7. Panlasang Pinoy
    November 18, 2009

    Appreciate your comment louise. Hope to see you here always.

  8. iyu_jumbo
    November 18, 2009

    tnx 4r ur sharing ur cooking talent!!! i love it….dis is 1 of my fvorite dis!!! cn i rquest (morcon) plz….again tnx….

    • Panlasang Pinoy
      November 19, 2009

      Hi iyu_jumbo, will do that soon before the holidays so please stay tuned

  9. pearl
    November 19, 2009

    hi thanks indeed for all the recipes you posted in this site.goodluck and more
    power to you…God Bless

    • Panlasang Pinoy
      November 19, 2009

      Thanks for the comment pearl. I appreciate it.

  10. Sheyzee
    November 25, 2009

    Hi kuya thank you for posting all the Ingredients; I was browsing you tube, and saw you’re post, I love baked Mac! and I’m going to make this on thanksgiving & that would be tomorrow…yahoooo! more power to you

  11. Mia
    December 11, 2009

    HI Sir! Thank you for sharing your knowledge to us. We really glad to have you and ur recipes. Thank you so much…

  12. christian_08
    December 14, 2009

    Please post the recipes of (Pinoy) Fruit
    Salad and (Pinoy) Pork Barbeque”. I really want to learn to cook/make these two recipes. Thanks a lot! -christian

  13. beth coronejo
    December 14, 2009

    hi there! i just want to let you know that i made this for the first time last sat and it was such a hit esp with my son! now i’m planning to make this again for this weekend’s church xmas party for the kids. my ku mare also loved it, i gave her some for her lunch today! thanks for the easy to follow recipe, and keep ’em coming!

  14. moshygurl
    December 19, 2009

    hi, this recipe makes how many servings? good for four? 6?
    i would suggest you include number of servings on every recipe here, thank you very much.. your site is really cool.. malaki ang naitulong sa akin..!!

  15. fred
    December 26, 2009

    Hi. Im planning to have this for new year.So thanksss! I dont really know how to cook but these videos are totally of great help. Sometimes though, Im having a hard time looking for the ingredients(is that how it’s called? lol) here in our area ( somewhere north of luzon)… BUt then thanks… This is my third dish and I know there will be more!!! So thanks man…you just awaken the “cook in me” lol!

  16. Charita King
    January 4, 2010

    Baked Macaroni is one of our favorites. I normally use Marinara or Spaghetti sauce with ground beef and top with grated cheese. Yum. Really easy to make.

  17. john paul
    January 19, 2010

    hi i just want to ask if i can substitute the cheddar and parmesan cheese with mozarella cheese and the regular kraft eden cheese (i don’t know what kind of cheese is that)? how bout the fresh milk, can i use the carnation evaporated milk?

    • Panlasang Pinoy
      January 19, 2010

      You may do those JP though there might be some difference in the taste since parmesan has a unique taste compared to mozarella (mild) and our local cheese.As for the milk, I see no problem using any brand of evaporated milk.

  18. Karla Z
    February 27, 2010

    Thanks for this recipe! I followed every step except I used penne. I brought the dish to our church’s potluck and my husband was so proud of me.haha.. Panlasang Pinoy rocks!

  19. norway
    March 18, 2010

    Tnx for sharing this recipe…lovely…God bless po kuya
    Greetings from Norway.

  20. ann l.-bohol
    April 29, 2010

    tried this recipe last tuesday april 27,2010 for my mom in law’s bday we all loved it, it was way so much better than my old one. thank you so much for sharing it.. looking forward for more recipes from you. God bless to you and your family!

  21. Panlasang Pinoy
    May 17, 2010

    lours, the taste can still be the same but the texture will be totally different.

  22. laura
    June 19, 2010

    hi…was looking for a baked macaroni recipe for our father’s day celebration potluck with friends…saw this one this recipe came close to what I have been expecting a baked mac should be so I will try this one tomorrow! :) Will tell you how it went.

  23. geraldine venicario
    July 5, 2010

    chef,i nedd your answer to what i’ve asked.asap.i’m planning to make baked mac on my son’s birthday next month :)

  24. Panlasang Pinoy
    July 6, 2010

    You may try this in a convection oven but I cannot guarantee the same result.

  25. mandz
    July 14, 2010

    nagugutom tuloy ako ^_^

  26. jun
    July 27, 2010

    sir just want to ask if i need to cover it with aluminum foil before i bake it?? thanks a lot and more power!

  27. christie
    August 18, 2010

    Thanks I’ve learn a lot.

  28. charo
    August 31, 2010

    I tried to make your baked macaroni recipe,,it was perfect!! my kids and my husband love it so much..almost everyday I’m trying to cook all your recipes. my daughter said your a good chef mum,,you always tried to cook new food for us,,thank’s to you MR. Panlasang Pinoy..

  29. kris
    September 4, 2010

    hi, can i use a microwave oven instead? thanks.

  30. Michelle
    September 8, 2010

    Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful recipes! I can’t wait to try them all. You inspire home cooks like me to keep cooking and serving good food to my friends and family. Keep up the good work :)

  31. Michelle
    September 8, 2010

    By the way, I found your video on YouTube when I was searching for Filipino baked macaroni to serve for my dinner party. I didn’t have all the ingredients (no paprika, no bell pepper, not enough parmesan). I didn’t have the exact measurements (couldn’t view your site through my phone) so I just did it eye balled everything and hoped for the best. Hahaha.

    I was short on sauce so I added a little bit of pre-made filipino spaghetti sauce and I was also worried about the mornay sauce at first since I didn’t have the exact measurement but everything came out GREAT!

    My friends LOVED it so thank you again for posting your recipes online.

  32. Panlasang Pinoy
    September 22, 2010

    Try using soy milk, Manuel.

  33. keed
    September 23, 2010

    hi, your baked macaroni is so easy to prepare, i hope you can prepare easy to make lasagna.


  34. jared
    September 28, 2010

    Hi! Can I use a turbo broiler instead of an oven? if yes, ilang minutes and would the procedure be different. for e.g. half-baked yung noodles + meatsauce b4 I put the mornay sauce and continue to cook it until golden brown? thank you.

  35. sherry
    October 9, 2010

    hi! this site is really very helpful to me..i’ve been here in Oman for quite some time now. And to my disappointment, gravy here is like a never-heard sauce. Even the KFC here doesn’t have a gravy! argggghhhh! They use tomato ketchup instead…I’ve been been browsing ur site several times already, and last night I found ur KFC-style gravy (and burger steak). I gave it a try, and really, it was great to the nth times! =) I’ve got lots of compliment from my hubby! yey!, hehehe..

    This morning, i tried this baked macaroni for our 14th monthsary =). Actually, this is my first time to bake. It’s so yummy. The murnay sauce is really perfect and gives its extra special taste. My hubby is really craving for more, and he requested me to pack this as his baon to work and for his co-profs to taste!

    I will try next time your cassava cake. Im sure it will also be a big hit as it is also one our favorites. Ayy, I’m so excited to tell u about all these stuffs, but really all I want to say is my heartfelt thanks to you..=)

  36. Malou
    October 13, 2010

    Thank you very much for sharing all these wonderful recipes. It’s really very generous of you. It made cooking for my family a joy instead of a task that I need to do everyday. It’s probably one of the best (if not the best) website I have ever found. Way to go! More power to you! God bless…

  37. CEL
    November 26, 2010

    Thanks a lot for this very wonderful site. I have always been a careerwoman all my life and never had the guts to stay in the kitchen. However, when my family moved out of the Philippines recently, I had no choice but to start learning how to cook otherwise we would all end up eating fast foods – which is not healthy at all. And yes, this site has been my tutor. I have tried a lot of recipes that my kids enjoyed and this one will be my menu for tomorrow. I hope they will also like this the same way they liked the others. And who would have guessed I don’t have skills in the kitchen? Again, thanks a lot and keep it up!

  38. zach
    December 10, 2010

    thank you so much..i made it perfectly..yum yum

  39. orlando
    January 25, 2011

    i just finished cooking baked mac. following your online how-to procedures, it was fun and great. it’s perfect. luscious as it is!!! kalimutan muna ang diet kahit pansamantala lamang. thank you so, so, so much!!!

  40. lito r. garcia
    January 27, 2011

    kumusta na vanjo? eto na naman ako kumakal kal ng panibagong menu mula sa mga recipe mo, good morning!!!!!!!!!!

  41. lito r. garcia
    January 27, 2011

    GANDA mg glove mo ah! akala ko mga TATTOO mo yun.

  42. ajhel
    March 3, 2011

    Vanjo I’ve been cooking this recipe three months ago,and im so happy coz they always request this in every occasion,I made it perfectly they love it thanks to you and this site… :)

  43. erik
    April 7, 2011


    We are gathering ingredients so we can try your recipe, but we cant find diced tomatoes here in Angeles City. What is the substitute for it? Thanks in advanced for your reply.

    • Jane
      April 28, 2011

      Hi. Just came across your post. I use Hunt’s diced tomatoes. You should be able to find this at SM City. There are other brands available but I like Hunt’s better. Cook away!

  44. jayzone
    April 28, 2011

    hi, can i use turbo broiler instead of oven for this recipe? don’t have oven:(

  45. chris allarde
    July 18, 2011

    Hi Vanjo, Can I use microwave I don’t have oven either.

  46. Vanjo Merano
    July 30, 2011

    This is good for 5 to 6 persons.

  47. May
    August 20, 2011

    Hi Kuya! Can I use crushed tomatoes (canned) to substitute diced tomatoes, its not always available in stores here at Doha… :) thanks!

    • Vanjo Merano
      August 22, 2011

      Yes May, you can use crushed tomatoes.

      • angela
        March 10, 2012

        good day sir vanjo..can we cook ds n a microwave? tnx

  48. no-comment
    September 10, 2011

    hi all, i followed this recipe and turned out great! I don’t even have an oven so i baked it in microwave oven for 8mins max temp(not sure if this is right) but turned out great! Many said it would not ‘bake’ it using microwave but it did. I just made sure macaroni was fully cooked and mornay sauce was thick enough. Im very satisified by the outcome coz i wasn’t hoping a good outcome coz i googled and many said microwave won’t bake it. Also, i wasn’t able to find sharp cheddar(i didn,t know what it is until i googled but even if i do, store i went to doesn’t have it so I used kraft cheddar cheese & parmesan). Love it! Thanks!!

  49. Malou
    October 27, 2011

    Hi Sir Vanjo,
    I have a question is your Panlasang Pinoy Cookbook volume 1 recipe is free? Thanks.

  50. kikai
    October 28, 2011

    hi ian! was wondering kung naging ‘matagumpay’ ung quick melt cheese instead of the parmesan. thanks! will cook this tom and don’t think we have parmesan cheese avail nearby. hope to hear from you very soon. thanks!

    • Ian Perez
      November 5, 2011

      Hi kikai! sorry late response, i’ve tried it,at yes,it worked for me :) Hope yung sayo ganun din. 😉

  51. Dion Santos
    December 28, 2011

    I exactly followed your recipe it’s so good if my friends didn’t devour it quickly I was supposed to take photos :))

  52. rc
    January 3, 2012

    Thank you! I remember my mom making this; but she doesn’t remember how to make it anymore! So, I’ll flip this one to her hoping she’ll cook this for us again =)

  53. Diane Cainglet
    January 20, 2012

    On a Friday night, my daughter and I thought of something yummy to eat and well baked macaroni came first so we started google searching and studied your recipe. Three hours passed and we are full, gastronomic cravings sated, was uber delicioso and perfected it for a beginner like me. Thank you so much and keep it up.

  54. maan
    January 24, 2012

    hi vanjo greetings!!! you know everytime I feel bored I just open my computer and I always look on your site especially on your menu and I find it all very interesting…although there are lots of procedures beside you on “youtube” but I only find yours more easy and simple to cope with… I’ll try this recipe on my bday on feb.2…ummm Im excited to make this one… “baked macaroni” one of my favorite!!! more power to you vanjo

  55. lheoh
    January 27, 2012

    i try to make this recipe on sunday… my bday surprise for my hubby…. hope it will be successful… thanks in advance for this recipe :) more power!

    March 17, 2012

    wazuuup!!!tnx 4 sharing dis yummmy baked macaroni recipE,,,”PERPECT” nkakalaway as in ever,,,hmmmp ty uli

  57. Pipo
    December 8, 2013

    I’m an avid lurker of your site and I’ve tried a lot of your recipes which were all amazing. Now, my question is if I use chicken rather than beef, are there any difference in the ingredients or the amount you put in?

    • Vanjo Merano
      December 8, 2013

      Pipo, nice to see you in the open. There shouldn’t be any changes with the amount of ingredients. Use the recipe as it is with the exception of ground beef.

  58. Jenny Sison
    December 17, 2013

    Hello I just wanna ask, my oven is only until 250 degrees, may i know how can I timed it if you’re baking it 15-20mins in a 350 degrees oven?

    Thanks, btw been using most of your recipes and it did me great.

    • Vanjo Merano
      December 17, 2013

      Jenny, can you check if your oven is in Fahrenheit. Your oven must be in Celsius; if this is the case then you need to convert 350F to C and that will be your oven temp (around 177C if that is the case).

  59. Ma Lee Alpuerto
    December 24, 2013

    I have all the ingredients here for baked Mac except canned tomatoes sad to say its not available
    Here in our place..can I use tomatoe sauce instead? I’ll be cooking it for our Noche buena tonite so it’s like I need to know your answer chef..Merry Christmas! And by the way, is full cream milk ok? Thanks agen..

  60. Marco
    December 27, 2013

    Made this today! Best baked mac ever! Minodify ko lang po nang kaunti yung recipe to suit what we have on hand: bottled pasta sauce instead of tomatoes, 1/2 lb ground pork instead of 1 lb ground beef, no paprika and beef cube, quickmelt cheese and a dash of ground nutmeg for the mornay sauce (omitted the parmesan). Still turned out great! This is a keeper for us. Salamat po sa recipe. :)

    • Vanjo Merano
      December 28, 2013

      You are welcome, Marco.

  61. Vanjo Merano
    January 4, 2014

    All up to you, Kristine. I will still recommend that you follow the exact recipe.

  62. Al Roque
    January 20, 2014

    Hello Kuya,

    What size or dimensions was your baking dish? In your video you mentioned that this recipe is good for 2 baking dishes. I have various sizes of baking dishes with different depths as well. Can you please let me know?

    Thank you in advance and more power!

    AL from San Francisco, CA

  63. Vanjo Merano
    January 21, 2014

    Andrei, it is best to preheat the oven first.

  64. ivyroxanne
    October 21, 2014

    hi , is it alright if i dont use paprika?

    • Vanjo Merano
      October 21, 2014

      sure, it is a “nice to have”, but you will be able to have a decent baked macaroni without it.

  65. Lynn
    October 28, 2014

    Hi Vanjo thank you for your most helpful website.
    I plan to cook this soon, but I have no oven, can I use microwave oven instead?

    • Vanjo Merano
      October 28, 2014

      Hi Lynn. I’m sorry, but this recipe requires conventional oven. It might work using a turbo broiler if you have one.

  66. Rem
    May 19, 2015

    I don’t have a weighing scale and google is not very helpful, would you know approximately how many cups is an ounce of parm and an ounce of grated cheddar? Thanks a lot.

    • Vanjo Merano
      May 19, 2015

      An ounce of grated parm is around 5 tablespoons and 1 oz. of grated cheddar is 1/4 cup.

      • Rem
        May 19, 2015

        Thanks so much, I used 1 cup = 8 ounces conversion, so when I tasted my sauce I was almost sure that it did not turn out was as cheesy as I know it should be! Thanks a lot! I always use your recipes and they always taste good!

  67. Mikee Madriguera
    July 20, 2015

    This is amazing!!!! :)

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