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.
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.
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