Take to pot-lucks or gatherings. Can make the day before and reheat in a slow cooker.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
43 mins
total:
58 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 4-quart casserole dish
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle salt into a large pot of water; bring to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 4-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Pour hot macaroni into the baking dish. Add butter; stir until melted.

  • Whisk evaporated milk, milk, eggs, and sour cream together in a large bowl. Season with sugar, pepper, and salt.

  • Sprinkle Colby Jack cheese, processed cheese food, and Cheddar cheese over macaroni. Pour milk mixture on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is lightly browned, 30 to 45 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt for boiling the pasta. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 31.5g; cholesterol 126.8mg; sodium 1131mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2017
I have been making a very similar adaptation of this for the past couple of years (since I first discovered the Sweetie Pie's recipe). It is always a hit wherever it is devoured. It is very rich and cheesy. Just about any variety / combination of the Cheddar Colby-Jack and other similar cheeses will yield favorable results. I also broil the last few minutes on low (but watch it CAREFULLY) for that golden brown finish. t is definitely worth the effort to indulge in this cheese-lover's delight! Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2017
I have been making a very similar adaptation of this for the past couple of years (since I first discovered the Sweetie Pie's recipe). It is always a hit wherever it is devoured. It is very rich and cheesy. Just about any variety / combination of the Cheddar Colby-Jack and other similar cheeses will yield favorable results. I also broil the last few minutes on low (but watch it CAREFULLY) for that golden brown finish. t is definitely worth the effort to indulge in this cheese-lover's delight! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2017
I made half the recipe and I still had a ton of mac n' cheese. My daughter and I thought it was excellent, my husband not so much. Just proves the point, you can't please everyone. I stirred in the cheese for a dish with cheesy deliciousness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2017
I made a double batch for a men's event a church they loved it. The only problem is I have to make for every event. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2018
My family loved this! It was the first time I ever made mac-n-cheese, and it was very easy. It's going to be a favorite :) I left out the sugar, and poured only 2/3 the mixture on top of the cheese, rearranged the cheese pieces so it covered all the noodles then slowly poured the rest of the liquid over the cheese. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
No changes and it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2020
Loved it! Made as is! My husband kept sneaking to the kitchen to get more!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
I used all real cheese and no Velveeta. I also doubled the recipe. It was delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2020
This turned out wonderful. Was a big hit with guests. I made a few changes. I used 1/2 a cup milk instead of a whole cup. Substituted 1 pkg Colby jack cheese with mozzarella. And to amp up the flavor I added a can of condensed cream of jalapeño soup (we Texans like our Jalapeño’s). I dusted bread crumbs on top for a crispy topping. Since we had the bbq pit fired up for some Texas bbq, we baked it in the pit to get a kiss of smoky flavor. Oh goodness, will make your tongue slap your forehead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2020
I have made many mac-n-cheese dishes a number of ways, but I could never make or find the recipe that came close to what grandma and my aunties used to make. My family and friends love it. This is the best. THANK YOU for sharing this recipe. Read More
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