― This is my kind of old fashioned comfort food! My mom made this for us when we were young and my family enjoys this dish although my daughter does tend to like the Kraft dinner version! A recipe for a casserole of macaroni, white sauce, and grated yellow cheese was first recorded in the "Boston Cooking School Cookbook" in 1896. Macaroni and cheese was made even more popular when Kraft Foods introduced the Kraft Dinner in 1937. ∙ Serves 6 ∙ 1 pound elbow pasta (or favorite pasta - [...].