Friday, January 30, 2009

Mac N Cheese~ Looking for the perfect one....

Mac N Cheese
I have been in search for the perfect Mac N Cheese recipe... I have made recipe after recipe but until tonight I could not make one better than my Aunt Shirley's. I always wanted Aunt Shirley's recipe, but she was one of these cooks that she never knew what she put into anything. She just went to the fridge and started dumping ingredients into a bowl. Therefore... No recipe! I was blogging with a dear friend RR Mama and she told me that she had a great Mac N Cheese. Well, of course she sent it to me, I made a simple adjustment that I had found that was a special ingredient and here it is........
RR Mama and MamaE's
version of Mac N Cheese!!!!
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 8 ounces Cheddar Cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces Velvetta Cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 4 slices American Cheese, cut into pieces for top
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 inch baking dish and set aside. In as saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions, drain. Return macaroni to saucepan or other bowl.
    While macaroni is hot, add the Cheddar Cheese and the Velvetta Cheese to the bowl; stir well. Spread the macaroni mixture in the prepared baking dish.

    In a bowl whisk together the milk, sour cream, eggs, butter, and salt. If you drop a little salt as I did........... add a little more!!!!!
    Pour the milk mixture over the macaroni. Add the cut up American Cheese on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
    Makes 8 servings or at my house 4 servings!!!!! MEN
    I am trying this again next week with pepper jack cheese!ENJOY!!


Bev said...

Yvette I'm one who throws everything together too. I shred the different cheeses (Jack,sharp,and mild) I add milk and eggs and sour cream together will a little bit of season all. After cooking the mac..I layer cheeses and mac several times..then pour milk mixture over and had shredded cheese's really good and easy!

Bev said...

whoops forgot the butter..hehehe!!!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

My kids love Mac-n-cheese!
P.S. I tried to go to your website but the link wasn't working.

Joanne Kennedy said...

YUM! I don't think I've ever had a really bad mac and cheese. I've had some that weren't the best but they still were able to be eaten. I really like Martha Stewart's mac & cheese but it's pretty costly.

Most of the time I just use cheddar cheese, butter, milk and mac. Layer it with a bit of salt and pepper and it's good to go, of course after baking it.

I don't care for eggs in my mac & cheese really but it's good protein.


Jodie LeJeune said...

UUmmmm Mac & Cheese my favorite! Sounds like a yummy recipe!

kathy said...

WOW , bet this is good - Lots of cheese -- My boys wanted mac and cheese often when growing up - of course with lots of meat and other( veggies - which they were nto crazy about ) and now love lol
then after they were married I stopped making it - tatally burned out -- May try this for a group potluck supper item , kathy - ga

Pam said...

Thank you Yvette for sharing this recipe. Love you so much!!

Pam said...

Thank you Yvette for sharing this recipe. Love you so much!!

RR Mama said...

YUMMY!!! I'm glad you liked it. I am going to have try your version.

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