mac and cheese recipe

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by elijahboy, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. elijahboy

    elijahboy Songster

    Jul 29, 2009
    goose creek sc
    i would love to know a down south mac and cheese recipe that you have

    i love mine baked

    my g-ma made some great mac and cheese and my mom cant touch it

    so i would love to know your recipes

    my ex makes a good mac and cheese but it taste too much like velveeta (kinda gritty or chalky)

    I like bigs hunks of cheese and butter in my mouth

  2. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    Probably not southern, but very easy. This is the way my grandmother made it. I have no real recipe. There are hunks of cheese in it, though.

    What you'll need

    cooked macaroni noodles
    Colby cheese (shredded or cut into chunks, makes no difference)
    salt and pepper

    Toss hot macaroni noodles in butter, salt, and pepper (as much as you like of each). Then put half of it down into a greased casserole dish. Put a nice layer of cheese down. Then macaroni mixture. Then another layer of cheese. I suppose you could also mix the macaroni and cheese together then throw into the casserole dish. I add a little bit of milk to dish. Bake at 350 degrees until the milk is cooked away. Oh can add crushed potato chips to the top, also. Enjoy!
  3. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    This is a 1928 recipe; maybe it's similar to what you remember.

    8 ounces elbow macaroni
    1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
    3 tablespoons butter
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 cup milk
    1 egg
    1/2 to 1 cup buttered fresh bread crumbs

    Boil macaroni in salted water, following package directions. Drain under running cold water. Cover bottom of a 2-quart baking dish with layer of macaroni, a layer of cheese, bits of butter, salt and pepper.
    Continue layers until all ingredients are used, ending with a cheese layer.

    Whisk milk and egg together, pour over the top, cover with buttered bread crumbs, and bake in a 350° oven for 25 to 35 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
    Serves 4 to 6.

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