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Grandma's Southern Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"This is my grandmother's macaroni and cheese recipe that we all crave and only get to have twice a year, if we play our cards right. Fairly simple and straightforward. The key is cooking time more than anything."
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48 m servings 478 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  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, 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Layer some of the macaroni in a 5-quart baking dish; top with a layer of Cheddar cheese. Continue layering macaroni and Cheddar cheese into the dish, ending with a Cheddar cheese layer.
  4. Beat milk, eggs, and mustard together in a bowl; pour over macaroni mixture, ensuring milk mixture gets to all of the macaroni.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and just before cheese around the sides gets crisp, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 478 calories; 32.1 g fat; 19.1 g carbohydrates; 27.8 g protein; 143 mg cholesterol; 599 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Good basic starter recipe. I added salt and pepper to each layer and poured the milk/egg mixture over each layer rather than pouring all at once over the top. It was easy and quick.

Because it was for 2 people for dinner I cut the servings in half. I used one package of 16 oz. It came out very good ! I will make it again.

I didn't use nearly as much cheese as the recipe called for. I think I would use a little less mustard next time also. Overall the recipe turned out really good. I doubled it for a funeral an...

This recipe was very good and easy to make next time I think I'll follow the instructions to the T I kind of diverted from it but it still turned out good

I tried it, it was super bland. I'll add salt and bread crumbs next time.