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Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Patricia Valbrun
Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese also known as soul food mac and cheese, is the ultimate comfort food. Rich, Creamy, ooey-gooey, decadent with an abundance of cheese and those crispy browned cheese edges no one can resist.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Courses
Cuisine southern
Servings 8 people


  • 1 lb elbow pasta
  • 1 32 oz chicken stock
  • 32 oz water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 2 cups half n half
  • 1- 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sweet condense milk no more than this amount
  • 1 stick butter 1 tbs for skillet
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 7 oz harvarti cracker barrel
  • 7 oz white/cheddar marble cracker barrel
  • 7 oz gouda cracker barrel
  • 8 oz monterey jack cabot vermont
  • 8 oz mozzarella krafts shredded


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a large put add water, chicken stock, olive oil and salt. Bring to a boil then add pasta and cook for 15 mins. Make sure to do not overcook better a little under cook.
  • In a small bowl start making the custard. Add eggs ( if you have small eggs use three), half n half, heavy whipping cream, sweet condense milk stir and set to the side.
  • Shred all cheese if you do it ahead of time which is better reserve it in the refrigerator.
  • Once pasta is fininshed cooking drain water and add to a large boil. Also, add butter, sour cream, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, white pepper and salt. Stir until well combned then add 1 cup of cheese.
  • Grease skillet with 1 tbsp of butter. Start layering macaroni and cheese like you do lasagna. Pasta, cheese and then custard just about three layers ending with custard.
  • Sprinkle paparika and a little bit of basil on top.
  • Cook on 375F for 45 mins total. 20 mins covered and remaining time uncovered .



Do not use more than 2 tbsp of sweet condense milk or it will be sweet.


Serving: 1people
Keyword baked macaroni and cheese, mac n cheese, pasta
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