Lynnieb's Mac & Cheese Recipe

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LynnieB's Mac & Cheese

Lynn Brasher

By
@Sugardancer

This dish is more like a casserole and is definitely for the cheese lovers!

Ingredients are not exact but close. Add as much as you need to make the sauce. **And I have "cheated" by using the large Family size box of Velveeta Shells and Cheese to save time**

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1
medium(16oz) package elbow macaroni or shell macaroni
1/4 c
sour cream
1/2 c
ricotta cheese (any style)
1
small block velveeta cheese melted
2 c
shredded medium sharp cheddar cheese (1 cup reserved for later)
1 c
shredded colby jack cheese
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1
egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c
butter
1/2 c
milk
1 1/2 c
buttery cracker crumbs (although crushed saltine crackers are fine - add a tbsp melted butter to them)

Step-By-Step

1Oven temp is 350*; prepare casserole dish with cooking spray
2Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles, put in a large bowl (you will be using this bowl to mix), add butter. Set aside
3Cube velveeta, place in microwavable bowl, add a little milk; microwave for several minutes to melt. Remember to stir to aid the process.
4Add ricotta cheese, sour cream, egg, milk and seasonings to velveeta, mix thoroughly. Add to noodles.
5Add all shredded cheeses (keep reserved cup of cheese to the side)to noodles. Mix well.
6Pour into prepared casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes
7After 30min, top casserole with reserved cheese and crushed crackers. Cook for another 15min or until cheese is melted and cracker crumbs have slightly browned.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #cheese, #kid, #approved