Brianna's Favorite Baked Mac & Cheese

Brianna's Favorite Baked Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Cassondra Martin


This recipe is basically my mother's recipe which I've since tweaked since having my own family. Mommy's always came out gooey and a bit runny, not stiff like some folks make it. My kids, especially my daughter Brianna, love this recipe. Enjoy!!


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8 to 10
25 Min
20 Min


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1 1/3 c
elbow macaroni, uncooked
2 c
shredded sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 c
shredded colby & monterrey jack cheeses
4 stick
low-moisture string cheese (or 1 c shredded mozzarella)
5 large
6 Tbsp
2/3 c
evaporated milk
1/3 c
2 % milk
salt and pepper (to taste)
1/2 Tbsp
garlic powder (optional)
2 Tbsp
parsley flakes (optional)

How to Make Brianna's Favorite Baked Mac & Cheese


  • 1Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Spray baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2Cook macaronis according to package directions. Drain, rinse, return to pot. In a medium saucepan melt the butter. Add the milks to the butter. Heat on a medium flame until a skin forms on the top. Do Not Let the Milk & Butter BURN. Set aside. While milk and butter is heating, in a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs. Once milk & butter mixture is heated through, remove from heat and quickly whisk in eggs. Immediately pour the mixture into the pot with the seasoned macaronis. Stir together mixing well.
  • 3Mix in the cheeses. If using string cheese, cut them up into cubes, like the size of sugar cubes. Once everything is mixed well, pour into the baking dish.
  • 4Bake uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, longer if you prefer "stiffer" mac & cheese. Once removed from the oven cover to keep in the moisture until ready to serve. Let sit for a few minutes before serving so the ingredients meld together. Serve warm. Enjoy!
  • 5Variations: Experiment with cheeses. I sometimes add cubed Velveeta instead of the colby & jack cheeses or a cup of each. I try to keep the total amount of cheeses used to 5 cups. My mom would also sometimes put slices of American cheese on top. I've also used heavy cream in lieu of evaporated milk.

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About Brianna's Favorite Baked Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #cheese, #comfort, #food, #mac

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