This is my grandmother's macaroni and cheese. It is best when cooked in a clay baking dish at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 1 hour.

Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.

  • Stir macaroni, Cheddar cheese, milk, egg, mustard, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; pour into a baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until brown and thickened, about 45 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; 16.6 g total fat; 94 mg cholesterol; 344 mg sodium. 22.4 g carbohydrates; 17.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2014
Tasty! Hubby thought it was a little dry but I thought it was fine. I had some leftover ditalini in the fridge so I just used that which made this so quick to put together. I did use shredded light velveeta b/c I have no luck w/ cheddar melting good for me. I topped it w/ some shredded cheddar and panko. I would make this again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2014
I added diced honey baked turkey ham and added a little garlic salt to taste. I used shells instead of elbows and it works just fine. My family loved it and the smell is really great Read More
(3)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2014
Tasty! Hubby thought it was a little dry but I thought it was fine. I had some leftover ditalini in the fridge so I just used that which made this so quick to put together. I did use shredded light velveeta b/c I have no luck w/ cheddar melting good for me. I topped it w/ some shredded cheddar and panko. I would make this again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2014
Tasty! Hubby thought it was a little dry but I thought it was fine. I had some leftover ditalini in the fridge so I just used that which made this so quick to put together. I did use shredded light velveeta b/c I have no luck w/ cheddar melting good for me. I topped it w/ some shredded cheddar and panko. I would make this again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2014
I made this last night and WOW is it good!! Never would have thought that mustard and hot pepper sauce would add such punch! The only change I made was to toss the pasta in fried butter with garlic (to add a bit more flavour to the noodles) and I topped with bread crumbs / sliced tomatoes / parm. cheese / salt & pepper. One thing I have a problem with is with the cheese and how it stays in shredded "strips" in the casserole... next time I will pre melt the cheese so it is smooth and creamy before adding to the noodles. Read More
(17)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2014
My family thought this mac n cheese recipe was awesome! I haven't found one they like, so this is amazing. I did add a little more milk and low fat cheese to make it a little creamier, but other than that, it was perfect! Thank you for submitting it! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
This is a great basic mac & cheese recipe. The only suggestion for a change would be to sprinkle a layer of grated parmesan cheese over the top. This recipe also doubles very easily so I usually make a double batch. It's an often requested item when we have neighborhood gatherings. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
This is an excellent style of Mac & Cheese. I made some adjustments. I reduced the milk and added 12 oz of evaporated milk and added 6 oz of sour cream. I then took it to our bowling Christmas party and got many requests to make some more. Read More
(5)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
Very easy to prepare and tasty. My family all gave thumbs up. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2015
This was very yummy! However I did make some modifications. I added about a third more cheese and 2-3 tablespoons of butter--it was not dry at all! I also used Dijon mustard and cumin powder instead of hot sauce. Finally I put a layer of Parmesan on top to give it a nice crusty brown top. Delicious and easy!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2014
I added diced honey baked turkey ham and added a little garlic salt to taste. I used shells instead of elbows and it works just fine. My family loved it and the smell is really great Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
Make this recipe over and over and over again! Simple and delicious. Read More
(3)