Homestyle Mac-N-Cheese

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Do you have that one recipe that every time you are invited to a large gathering you are told not to bother coming unless you bring “That Dish?” This is mine. It’s not so much that other people insist that I bring it, it’s that Coach insists that I bring it. Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, 4th of July, church potlucks… If I am responsible for bringing a dish, it better be Homestyle Mac-N-Cheese. And if it’s not, I know I will hear about it on the car ride over.

But I love this recipe too, so I really don’t mind obliging Coach. This recipe will feed our family of five with a few leftovers, but the ingredients can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.

This crusty and cheesy medley calls for:

1 Mac N Cheese Ingredients

Macaroni  |  Butter  |  Egg  |  Salt  |  Cheddar cheese  |  Milk  |  Water


Step 1 ~ 15 minutes

In a large pot, bring about 6 – 8 c water to boil.

2 Boil water

Add 2 c dry macaroni, stir, and return to a low boil.

3 Add Mac

Boil for about 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Or follow package instructions. Once cooked, drain the water and leave the macaroni in the pot.

8 Drained mac


Step 2 ~ 5 minutes

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Rub the end of a stick of butter all around a medium casserole dish (or a large dish if doubling or tripling). Set aside.

4 Butter Casserole Dish

Heat 1 Tbsp water in a measuring cup until it is very hot. Stir in 1 tsp salt,

5 Salt in Water

stirring until it is almost completely dissolved.

6 Dissolved salt

Add 1 c milk to the salt water mixture and stir to combine.

7 Milk

In a small bowl, lightly beat one egg.

9 Beat egg


Step 3 ~ 5 minutes

Once you have drained the macaroni, stir in the beaten egg and 1 Tbsp butter.

10 Add egg and butter

Add 2 c shredded cheddar cheese,

12 Add cheese

and stir until the butter and cheese are melted and thoroughly mixed.

13 Stir in cheese

Pour the macaroni into the prepared casserole dish.

14 Pour into dish

Top with 1 c shredded cheddar cheese.

15 Top with cheese

Pour the salty milk mixture over the top.

16 Pour in milk


Step 4 ~ 45 minutes

Place the dish uncovered in the oven, baking at 350° for 45 minutes. When the dish is done, the cheese on top should be crusty and lightly browned, and the middle of the macaroni should be set and firm.

17 Baked Mac N Cheese

Allow the macaroni to cool slightly before cutting and serving. If you are taking this dish along to a party, I strongly encourage you to precut the servings. Otherwise there may not be any left by the time you get to the front of the line.

I served this Homestyle Mac-N-Cheese with Pan Fried Venison Steaks. Don’t forget to Pin both (a little foreshadowing for my next post coming up in five minutes…)

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