Mac and Cheese

Southern mac and cheese recipe featuring cheddar, Monterey jack, and mozzarella.


-pasta -mild cheddar, cheese -Monterey jack cheese -sharp cheddar cheese -mozzarella cheese -evaporated milk -half & half -eggs -kosher salt -ground black pepper -seasonings, if desired (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, cayenne, etc). 


First things first, let's get that oven going! Preheat it to 350°F (175°C).

Preheat the Oven


Cook pasta according to the package instructions, but keep an eye on it and aim for that perfect al dente texture. Usually, it takes around 8-10 minutes. Once your noodles are cooked to perfection, drain it and set it aside.

Cook the Macaroni


In a large bowl, beat all three eggs until they get frothy. Add the evaporated milk to the beaten eggs and give it a good mix. Pour in the half & half and keep mixing until everything blends together well.

Add Eggs and Dairy


Add all your shredded cheeses into the mixture, but save 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup of Monterey jack for later. Gently fold in the cooked pasta into the cheesy mixture. Season with salt, pepper, etc.

Add Cheese and Pasta


Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer macaroni mixture to the greased baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved cheddar and Monterey jack on top. Bake at 350°F, uncovered, for about 40 minutes.

Layer and Bake


Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. This helps it set and cool a bit.

Serve & Enjoy

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