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Southern Mac and Cheese

This Southern mac and cheese is a baked macaroni dish made with two types of cheese, eggs, milk and seasonings. It's super easy to make and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a larger crowd!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 609kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 16 ounces macaroni noodles cooked in salted water for 1 minute less than package calls for
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided use
  • 8 ounce block American cheese shredded
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2 or 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the milk, heavy cream, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese and the American cheese in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the cooked noodles to the bowl and toss to coat the noodles evenly with the milk mixture.
  • Pour the noodle mixture into the prepared dish.
  • Cover the dish with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Uncover the dish and sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese over the top. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes so that the pasta can set. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.


Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1228IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 783mg | Iron: 2mg