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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.

 
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

 
Feb 13, 2015

I doubled the recipe and used more milk for a creamier taste and substituted in honey mustard instead and also used slightly more cheese and baked for thirty min. Hands down best Mac and cheese!

 
Feb 08, 2015

I found the recipe subpar. I was looking forward to splurging, calorie wise, by having a creamy, cheesy, and overall delicious macaroni and cheese. However, sadly that is not what this recipe proffered. The macaroni and cheese was dry and not creamy by any means. My significant other liked the flavor, but agreed it was not what he had in mind. If I make it again, which is highly unlikely, I may not include the eggs. **Please note I did increase the serving size (increased it to 12) and that may have contributed to the lacking outcome.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

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

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