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Grandmother's Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Grandmother's Macaroni and Cheese

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"This is my grandmother's macaroni and cheese. It is best when cooked in a clay baking dish at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 1 hour."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  3. Stir macaroni, Cheddar cheese, milk, egg, mustard, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; pour into a baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until brown and thickened, about 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2014

Tasty! Hubby thought it was a little dry, but I thought it was fine. I had some leftover ditalini in the fridge, so I just used that, which made this so quick to put together. I did use shredded light velveeta, b/c I have no luck w/ cheddar melting good for me. I topped it w/ some shredded cheddar and panko. I would make this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2014

Teenage daughter said it was too dry. will continue to look for a nice, creamy version.

 
Nov 07, 2014

I made this last night and WOW is it good!! Never would have thought that mustard and hot pepper sauce would add such punch! The only change I made was to toss the pasta in fried butter with garlic (to add a bit more flavour to the noodles) and I topped with bread crumbs / sliced tomatoes / parm. cheese / salt & pepper. One thing I have a problem with is with the cheese and how it stays in shredded "strips" in the casserole... next time I will pre melt the cheese so it is smooth and creamy before adding to the noodles.

 
Jul 19, 2014

My family thought this mac n cheese recipe was awesome! I haven't found one they like, so this is amazing. I did add a little more milk and low fat cheese to make it a little creamier, but other than that, it was perfect! Thank you for submitting it!

 
Dec 14, 2014

Very easy to prepare and tasty. My family all gave thumbs up.

 
Nov 20, 2014

Yummy and easy!!! My 3 year old son helps me make it. :)

 
Sep 11, 2014

I added diced honey baked turkey ham and added a little garlic salt to taste. I used shells instead of elbows and it works just fine. My family loved it and the smell is really great

 
May 30, 2015

This was very yummy! However, I did make some modifications. I added about a third more cheese and 2-3 tablespoons of butter--it was not dry at all! I also used Dijon mustard and cumin powder instead of hot sauce. Finally, I put a layer of Parmesan on top to give it a nice crusty brown top. Delicious and easy!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 344 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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