Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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!

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Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

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

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3 thoughts on “Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese

  1. I make something similar for my children often. I never knew there was a difference in homemade macaroni and cheese until I served it to friends and they asked why it was in a baking dish like custard. My kids far prefer this. I am going to try and add the cream cheese next time! Great recipe!

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