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Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8
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When you're longing for a little cheesy comfort but find yourself short on time, try our southern baked mac and cheese recipe—it's ready to dig into in just one hour. Easy family dinner or delicious potluck contribution? You decide!
By Jessica Walker
Updated Jan 20, 2022

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 6 oz)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 block (10 oz) extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In Dutch oven or 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  • 2
    In 9-inch square baking dish, mix cooked macaroni, beaten eggs and shredded cheese. Add milk, salt and pepper; mix well.
  • 3
    Bake 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    You can follow and make this Southern mac and cheese recipe ahead of time and put it in your fridge. However, you might want to add a little more milk before baking.
  • tip 2
    When pre-cooking the pasta, use the lowest amount of cooking time recommended on the package. This will help keep the macaroni from becoming too mushy after baking.
  • tip 3
    Extra-sharp cheddar has a bolder flavor than mild or medium cheddar, which makes it perfect for a simple dish like this Southern mac and cheese, where you want the cheese to be the star of the show.

Nutrition

300 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 16g Protein, 22g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
4g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • When you’re craving homemade mac and cheese, this southern baked version is a wonderful option. It takes just 15 minutes to prep and 45 minutes of hands-off time, which means you can do more of what you want and spend less time standing over the stove. Not a macaroni connoisseur but ready to learn all the ways to make mac and cheese? We did the heavy lifting, delving deep on the cheesy details, so you can learn all about it before you begin. Who knew there were so many ways to make it? And if this baked mac and cheese recipe isn’t your style, we’ve got lots more mac and cheese recipes for you to search through!
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