Looking for an easy last minute recipe? Whatever the occasion, macaroni and cheese is always a crowd pleaser and a great, tasty dish to serve any time. Although there are tons of awesome macaroni and cheese recipes out there, my favorite is the Paula Deen Mac and Cheese Recipe, simply called “The Lady’s Cheesy Mac”.
I have made The Lady’s Cheesy Mac more times than I can count. It’s creamy, delicious, and best of all, simple. I hope you will enjoy this recipe just as much as we have!
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Mac & Cheese Ingredients
- 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 Tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare macaroni per package directions, cooked al dente, and drain. Place cooked macaroni in a large bowl and while still hot, add the cheddar cheese (this will help it melt).
In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. If the macaroni is browning faster than you want, cover with foil. Top with additional cheese if desired.
Tip: For a richer and more full-bodied flavor, substitute half and half or heavy cream in place of milk.
Note: I add the butter to the macaroni and cheese mixture to help it melt faster, too.
Hack: For easy cleanup, make the macaroni and cheese in a disposable container.
View a printable version of The Lady’s Cheesy Mac here.
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