Best Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is the best macaroni and cheese I have ever had. Omit the crushed crackers if you don't want the crunch. This is from Southern Living 1993, with a few changes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a large Dutch oven.
  2. Stir in macaroni and return to a rapid boil.
  3. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  4. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
  5. Combine macaroni, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
  6. Spoon into a lightly greased 11"x7"x1 1/2" baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle with crackers and bake at 325F 30-35 minutes.


Most Helpful

I had some sour cream to use up and found this recipe. I am so happy I did! This makes a wonderfully creamy mac n' cheese. Since I didn't have cheese crackers on hand I crushed some Ritz, dabbed butter on the top and sprinkled parmesan cheese over it. Turned out fabulous! I think the crust ended up being my favourite part (I don't usually make mac n' cheese with any type of crust.) Delicious and definitely going to be a repeat dish for me! Thanks for sharing!

Roxanne J.R. April 22, 2010

Made this last night... we liked it a lot...very cheesy... I put 2 cups mild chedder and two cups monterayjack/colby was really good...I would make it again... :)

cwinkel546 March 08, 2009

This is the best mac and cheese that I have ever made! Try it you will love it too.

brewbay November 11, 2008

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