Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

"This is an easy and yummy Mac and Cheese"
photo by ChefLee photo by ChefLee
photo by ChefLee
photo by ChefLee photo by ChefLee
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  • Cook macaroni according to package directions and drain.
  • Layer 1/2 the macaroni, 1/2 the butter and 1/2 the cheese into a round casserole dish.
  • Repeat with another layer.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg, add milk, salt and pepper.
  • Pour egg mixture over macaroni/cheese adding more milk if desired.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

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  1. Koechin Chef
    My mother also made it this way. Always made it in a round oven proof bowl. Buttered it well and sprinkled all over with bread crumbs She did not layer it but combined it all. Beating the egg into the milk. Since Cheddar was not a big thing in Germany when I grew up, she used Parmesan Cheese. Sprinkled the top with bread crumbs and drizzled with melted butter. When ripe tomatoes were in season she also added cut up tomatoes and sometimrs left-over ham.We always fought over the crunchy outsides and top. Now I'm sitting here drooling on my keyboard. :-0
  2. QueenBee49444
    Delicious Mac & Cheese. Creamier than the stuff from a box - and tastes better too! This was so easy too make (another plus in when I choose recipes). I made this following directions exactly as written (I really wanted to stir-but I didn't.) We will definitely be having this again. Made and enjoyed for PAC, Spring 2009.
  3. Dreamer in Ontario
    This Mac & Cheese is very tasty. Some of the cheese on top of the casserole became a bit crispy (Yum). I also loved how easy it was to prepare. DD didn't like it as much as I but she can be a hard sell. Made for Spring09PAC.
  4. Esmerelda
    Thanks for this great Mac & Cheese recipe ... so much easier to prepare than making a cheese sauce. This filled my 7" x 11" pyrex baking dish nicely. Rather than breadcrumbs, I crushed up a dozen Ritz crackers with a rolling pin and sprinkled the crumbs on top. I've made this several times now ... scrumptious.
  5. Yia Yia
    I'm so happy to see this! My Mom and my Mimi made mac and cheese this way and I LOVED it. My brother and I always tried to get all the crispy cheese on top to ourselves - and my kids did the same. Like Chef*Lee, I never got the recipe from either of them, and never quite "got it right". I forgot all about the egg! Thanks for posting this - we'll enjoy it for sure!


  1. Eworld C.
    One of my beast dishes forever. I made it two times but didn't get the proper taste. After that when I follow your article really I have got a new flavor, that really impressed to me. Especially thanks to introducing this authentic dish with us Homemade Mac and Chese



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