I got this great dish from my Mother, who in turn got it from my Grandmother. This is a staple in our family throughout the year and especially on holidays. My Mother comes from a small town in Mississippi and all of her sisters make this dish the same way. Enjoy this Southern-styled twist on macaroni and cheese.

Chris
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish.

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  • Set cheese packet from mix aside. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked firm to the bite, 5 minutes. Drain and reserve pasta cooking water.

  • Whisk contents of reserved cheese packet with evaporated milk, eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Layer half the cooked macaroni in the prepared casserole dish, followed by half the Cheddar cheese slices in a layer. Dot with half the butter. Repeat layers, using remaining half of cooked macaroni, remaining Cheddar cheese slices, and remaining butter. Pour evaporated milk mixture over casserole. If evaporated milk mixture does not reach to the top of the casserole, pour in enough pasta cooking water to cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 45 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

380.5 calories; 15.5 g protein; 21.7 g carbohydrates; 121.7 mg cholesterol; 520.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
I googled a Mac & cheese receipt and yours looked easy and the reviews sold me. It was for a church group X-mas dinner. I doubled the receipt and could not wait to try. By the time I got to my Mac & cheese on the buffet my huge Casserole was about gone. Everyone was raving how good it was. Thanks Chris for posting. Oh, my wife was very skeptical on how good it could be. She apologized and agreed it was easy and a hit. "Dodged that bullet". Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/12/2013
Sounds like a good midweek mac and cheese recipe but true southern mac and cheese recipes never begins with a processed cheese mix!!! Read More
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132 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
I googled a Mac & cheese receipt and yours looked easy and the reviews sold me. It was for a church group X-mas dinner. I doubled the receipt and could not wait to try. By the time I got to my Mac & cheese on the buffet my huge Casserole was about gone. Everyone was raving how good it was. Thanks Chris for posting. Oh, my wife was very skeptical on how good it could be. She apologized and agreed it was easy and a hit. "Dodged that bullet". Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2013
Sounds like a good midweek mac and cheese recipe but true southern mac and cheese recipes never begins with a processed cheese mix!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
I googled a Mac & cheese receipt and yours looked easy and the reviews sold me. It was for a church group X-mas dinner. I doubled the receipt and could not wait to try. By the time I got to my Mac & cheese on the buffet my huge Casserole was about gone. Everyone was raving how good it was. Thanks Chris for posting. Oh, my wife was very skeptical on how good it could be. She apologized and agreed it was easy and a hit. "Dodged that bullet". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2012
Hey Chris this is awesome mac and cheese we love it here. Anyway only a few comments we did a triple batch (obvously more then one of us) I'd recommend keeping the butter at a 1/2 cup its more then enough. We also used mozarella in addition to the cheddar it was awesome. The families own personal favorite is lobster with the mac and cheese but you sothern folks could definitely substitute crawfish I know I would if I could get them. But just like the receipe says this is one awesome mac and cheese definitely 5 stars thanks for sharing Chris. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
This was the PERFECT recipe. I have tried dozens and this is definitely the BEST southern mac n cheese casserole ever. I made it for the guys while they were watching football and they were licking their plates clean. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
Chris I made your recipe January 6th at a dinner celebration for what would have been my mama's 94th birthday party. Mama passed away in November. Friends and family raved about the mac and cheese and there wasn't a spoonful left (I doubled the recipe). Mac and cheese was one of my mama's favorites. Anne-Marie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
This was wonderful! I doubled the servings and made it for the first time for family on Chirstmas Eve. HIT! As someone suggested...I too reduced the butter down to 1/2 cup..I may possibly do even a little less next time. BUT this is a keeper for our family now! Been waiting on a M and C recipe like this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
For those who say a true southern Mac & cheese never comes out of a box as did I don't knock it until you try it! I feel like I have finally mastered a wonderful recipe for it but for times when I want something really quick this was wonderful and truly a "southern" flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2013
Thanks Chris! Im from St. Augustine Fl and LOVE mac n cheese this recipe is easy pleasy and gets a 5 star rating from the hubby and kids! Only change I made is a little garlic powder added to the cheese sauce. Ive made this recipe several times with whatever variations of shredded cheese on hand and no complaints from my picky eaters! Yummy cant wait to dig in! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2014
We made this for 25 boys at the West End School in Louisville KY. This school is a free private college preparatory Pre-K through Eighth school for at risk young men that are smart and have a chance to change their lives through education and high expectations. Every meal they are served is donated with the help of the community and/or donations. Many of these boys have gone hungry prior to attending the school so I made enough for 50 servings. THEY ATE IT ALL! It was so good and perfect for a large crowd. I served it with sloppy joes(also great for large crowds). They went on about how good the mac and cheese was:) It was truly a pleasure to serve these young men something they loved and appreciated! Read More
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