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ultimate baked macaroni & cheese

Recipe by
Janet Crow
Quinwood, WV

Nothing says comfort food more than macaroni and cheese and this recipe is nothing short of pure comfort for my family. It's a combination of a couple recipes I make and I decided to marry the two to make the ultimate cheesy side dish. It's absolutely delicious and if you happen to have leftovers, they freeze well and reheat to taste just as if you had just pulled it out of the oven.

yield 5 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ultimate baked macaroni & cheese

  • 3 c
    uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 lg
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry powdered mustard
  • 4 c
    shredded cheddar cheese (shred your own))
  • 1 c
    shredded monteray jack cheese (shred your own)

How To Make ultimate baked macaroni & cheese

  • 1
    Bring a pot of water to a boil, toss in the macaroni (add 1 tsp. of salt to the water) and cook according to pkg. directions. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, mayo, salt, pepper and dry mustard.
  • 2
    Drain the pasta and stir in the butter until melted. Stir in the monteray jack cheese and 2 1/2 C. of the cheddar cheese. Stir well and as the cheese begins to melt add the egg mixture and combine well.
  • 3
    Pour into a greased 2.5 quart baking dish. Cover with tinfoil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove and uncover, top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven for 6-7 minutes until melted and bubbly.