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lynnieb's mac & cheese

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lynn Brasher
Pell City, AL

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**

(2 ratings)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For lynnieb's mac & cheese

  • 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
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    buttery cracker crumbs (although crushed saltine crackers are fine - add a tbsp melted butter to them)

How To Make lynnieb's mac & cheese

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