I made this the other day when my niece and her kids came over to visit, she said they liked macaroni and cheese. I also love a good homemade mac n cheese, none of this blue box stuff that Bob and I ate so much of when we were first married and sooooo poor! I don’t love a super creamy one, I want it to be nice and firm and cheesy and this one fit the bill perfectly plus it was super easy to make!
1 (16 oz) package elbow macaroni
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 cups milk
4 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Preheat oven to 400.
2 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.
3 Add 3 cups of cheese, milk, eggs, butter, cream cheese, salt and pepper and stir until butter and cream cheese are melted and mixture is fully combined.
4 Pour into a greased 9 x 13″ pan and top with remaining cup of cheese.
5 Bake for 30 minutes.
UPDATE – If you want to amp this up, throw some bacon in then you’ve got a grown up version of mac n cheese, I used some of the bag of bacon that you can get at Costco or Sam’s Club which makes adding bacon to recipes so much easier!
Here’s another fun thing you can do with this recipe, make Mac n Cheese Cupcakes! Follow the recipe above then spray muffin pans with cooking spray and fill with noodle mixture, bake at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for a few minutes before removing. Kids love them!
Yield – about 30 cupcakes
recipe from The Budget Diet