Southern Macaroni and Cheese Pie


Mac and cheese pie is a staple of all good Southern family dinners, church dinners, and socials.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x13-inch dish


  • cooking spray

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  3. While the macaroni is cooking, slowly melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Stir in evaporated milk and pepper; cook until heated through.

  4. Whisk eggs in a bowl until smooth. Whisk in about 1/2 cup of the hot evaporated milk mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Whisk egg mixture back into the saucepan and continue to heat gently, whisking constantly, until milk mixture almost comes to a simmer and the sauce thickens.

  5. Gently mix in cooked macaroni and salt until combined. Spoon 1/4 of the macaroni mixture in a layer into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish and top with 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese. Repeat layers three more times, then sprinkle paprika over the casserole.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

621 Calories
43g Fat
30g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 621
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 26g 132%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 919mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 742mg 57%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 425mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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