Homemade "Macaroni & Cheese" by Paula Deen

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Serves: 10-12
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Ingredients

4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 c sour cream
2 c grated cheddar cheese
3 eggs
4 c macaroni, cooked
1/2 tsp salt
1 c milk

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Teresa Eckert Recipe
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Richland, WA (pop. 48,058)
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Member Since Sep 2010
Teresa's notes for this recipe:
I love this recipe from Paula Deen, she captures the essence of great home cook'in..
This recipe is one of my favorites because of it's rich in flavor and very easy to make. My daughter just loves when I make it, and she's always willing to give me a hand which I love even more...

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Directions

1
Preheat oven 350 F.
2
prepare 2 cups elbow macaroni, makes 4 cups cooked; drain macaroni.
3
Add butter and salt, stir on medium to low-medium heat.
4
Add cheese(s), stir until gummy.
5
In separate bowl add 3 eggs; whip well; add 1/2 cup sour cream mix well.
6
Add sour cream mixture to macaroni & cheese(s), mix well, add milk, stir until mixed well.
7
9X9 or 9X13 deep dish, spray cooking spray into dish; pour macaroni & cheese into dish.
8
Place in center of oven; bake for 40-45 minutes.
9
Add shredded cheese over Macaroni & cheese bake for additional 5 minutes or until melted.

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user Paula S. louegirl - Sep 20, 2010
This sounds wonderful. Thanks for posting.
user Teresa Eckert Terace - Sep 20, 2010
Paula, Your welcome...
user Marhya Bullock mommymarhya - Sep 20, 2010
Sounds delicious! I have a question though, do you taste the egg in this at all? I know a lot of recipes call for eggs and I really don't care for eggs so I was curious. I thought maybe it is just to sort of bind it together, because i believe there are lasagna recipes that call for eggs w/ the ricotta and I have never tried it because I was afraid to taste the eggs lol. Thanks, it really sounds good though, I would like to try it out!
user Gary Hancq SidEFied - Sep 21, 2010
Marhya, I don't taste the eggs. I also add Raw egg youkes to my rice dishes. Just stir in the raw yokes while rice is hot. Eggs fortify the dish and provide quality protein. You don't need them for binding because the cheese is sufficient for that. Eggs are recommended in weight loss programs due to their proper protein content. Here is an excerpt from a nutrition site: "The protein in eggs has a biological quality greater than any other natural food. In fact, some manufacturers of protein powders (such as albumin) often base their products on egg protein because of its protein quality. Egg protein contains all the essential amino acids in the exact proportions required by the body for optimum growth and maintenance of lean, metabolically active muscle tissue." Happy cooking, Gary
user Marhya Bullock mommymarhya - Sep 21, 2010
thanks for the info! I wish I liked to eat eggs since they are good for you. I don't mind them cooked in things if I can't taste it..although I don't mind dipping toast in the yoke, so maybe it's the white part I dont' care for. I have tried scrambled eggs and don't like them. So is the yoke the more beneficial than the whites? :)

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