Southern Style Easy Mac n Cheese

Southern Style Easy Mac n Cheese

5 reviews, 3.8 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This is a recipe for macaroni and cheese that is very easy to assemble and my family can't get enough. No making a separate sauce for this one.


1 box Elbow macaroni; 8oz cooked to package directions
1 Sharp Cheddar Cheese; 12oz shredded
6 tablespoons Butter; cut into pats
1.75 cups milk; do not use skim
1 teaspoon Salt
0.5 teaspoon paprika
0.25 teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup Bread Crumbs mixed with 2 T additional melted butt; optional

Original recipe makes 8



Preheat oven to 375 and cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain pasta and place 1/2 in greased 13 x 9 x 2 pan. top with half of the shredded cheddar and then top with half of the pats and half the spices. Repeat layers one more time then dump milk over all. You may either bake as is, or add a topping made with the buttered bread crumbs. 30 minutes at 375 degrees or until lightly browned on top.

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This has a nice cheese crust that forms on top, but stays creamy underneath

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I've been trying to find a perfect Mac n cheese and now I have.
SPB313 1y ago

My family thought it needed a little bit more cheese ;) very good
DreamerHD 3y ago

Not great. I would try a different cheese if I made it again.
Candace117 3y ago

My family really enjoyed this!
little_hateful 5y ago

Don't use Sharp cheddar and don't use 1.75c milk. Try 1 or 1.25c. Will try one more time diff cheese and less milk.
diannreed 6y ago

Make sure you use real butter and at least 2 percent milk. The bread crumbs are really optional and was added mostly for a little extra crunch. The flavor of this is great even without the topping. [I posted this recipe.]
megger89 6y ago

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