Most requested recipe for me to bring to a potluck or family reunion. I received it from my husband's aunt in the 1960s and has since been my favorite dish. The recipe may be halved for a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
Cook macaroni noodles in salted water until just before being tender. (Noodles will continue to bake in dish.).
While noodles are cooking, beat eggs in a large bowl.
Add milk to eggs and stir in all other ingredients except the 8 ounces of cheese.
Combine drained noodles with egg mixture.
Pour into buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Begin baking at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake 15 more minutes until becomes bubbly and slight brown at edges. Sprinkle 8 ounces of cheese on top and bake for last 5 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.