President Reagan's Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is one of President Regan's favorite dishes, presented by Nancy Reagan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil macaroni in water until tender and drain thoroughly.
  2. Stir in butter and egg.
  3. Mix mustard and salt with 1T hot water, and add to milk.
  4. Add cheese, leaving enough to sprinkle on top.
  5. Pour into buttered casserole; add milk, sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes or until custard is set and top is crusty.
Most Helpful

I added more pasta as there was quite a bit of cheese but instead of adding the mustard, I added some pesto approx. one and a half table spoons which really gave it that extra bit of flavour which was needed as it was a little bland. What is also nice and kind of finishes it off is to add sliced tomatoe onto the top and then sprinkle on remaining cheese with some herb and garlic flakes and walla a delicious meal is had by all!!On the whole though it is one of those very easy dishes to make after a tiring day and you don't want to have to stand over the stove.

Molly from South Africa February 13, 2002

It cracks me up that this recipe was posted! I found this recipe about 15 years ago or so and have been making it ever since. I do add a bit more cheese. This is a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

Rebecca Bowman August 23, 2003

This recipe was great!! Just like my grandmother used to make....and though some have recommended more milk...but I think it is just perfect if you follow the recipe. Thanks so much for posting!

AFwife&momof4boys April 13, 2009