Old Fashioned Baked Mac 'n Cheese

"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."
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  • 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.

Questions & Replies

  1. I would like this then what you can get for a box.
  2. When I cook my Mac and cheese the middle tends to be a lil creamy what can I do to illuminate this
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  3. Hi I see you can change the serves and I was thinking about change mine to 36 serves I noticed all the ingredients amount changed but the cooking time is the same do anyone have any helpful information in making this amount
  4. 2 teaspoons of salt is that for cooking the noodles or part of the ingredient mixture
  5. I would like to make a large pan of this dish can someone give me the quantity of each ingredient to make this dish


  1. Took this dish to a lake cook-out. It was a huge hit. Followed the recipe to the letter with one exception...dusted with finely crushed cheez-its when sprinkling the cheese on top for the last 5 minutes of baking. It really crisped up the top. Comfort food at it's best. Thanks for posting.
  2. This was an excellent mac n cheese recipe. I used a 9X15 in baking dish and the mixture fit in it perfectly. I also broiled it for a few minutes to brown the top and get a little crunch. It was simple and delicious. Thank you Seasoned. I will never use a different mac n cheese recipe again.
  3. I was after *comfort food* & found it big time w/this classic & creamy Mac & Cheese. I halved the recipe, made as written & baked it in a 7x11-in baking dish (slightly larger than the 9x9-in suggested, but it was filled to the top). I found it in need of salt & pepper, but know that is a maatter of pers pref. I served it w/a sml hamb steak well-seasoned w/Montreal Steak Seasoning & topped w/caramelized onions for 1 of the most satisfying comfort food meals I can recall. *Yum* ! Thx for sharing this great recipe w/us. :-)
  4. Hands down this recipe is the best mac and cheese that I have ever tried. It's the BOM DOT.COM!!! Don't be afraid to try this because of the vinegar or the sugar it works out perfectly. I jus added some cayene pepper and salt and da husband LOVED it. Will be adding this to my cookbook....
  5. I tried this recipe for a dinner one time, and fell in love! Then I brought it to a family picnic and ever since I have been requested to bring this to EVERY family function. It is THE best mac 'n cheese I've ever had! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


  1. I made this on Father's day for some good old fashioned comfort food as a side with some BBQ. It was really delicious. Had a nice texture. You could cut it into squares if you like or just spoon it out. I baked 1/2 in a 8x8 and the other have in an aluminum to go pan for my eldest daughter to take home and re-heat for her family the next day. I don't know about her, but my leftover was even better the next day! Tonight, I'm trying the same recipe with some steamed cauliflower instead of the macaronni noodles since I'm back to eating low carb. :)


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