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Macaroni & Cheese Inspired by MawMaw!

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For this macaroni and cheese recipe, I drew inspiration from my grandmother’s Sunday dinner staple. Seriously, every Sunday after church it was almost a sure thing that a macaroni pie would be served alongside a choice of meat and veggies.

Since I have moved away, I no longer have the big Southern feast every week, but every now and then I like to make my own version of it at home.

I hope you enjoy!

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

First, bring a pot of water to a brisk boil and cook your macaroni noodles for about seven minutes. They should be just a little under cooked when done; drain the excess water.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.com

Next mix your macaroni noodles, milk, egg, butter, cheese, salt, & pepper together in an oven safe dish. I used a 1.5 L glass casserole pan. The milk mixture should almost cover the noodles completely.

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.com

Now top with the crushed saltines, add a little more salt & pepper. Place in the oven to cook for about 45 minutes or until most of the milk mixture has thickened into a gooey, yummy, cheesy filling & the topping is a nice golden brown color.

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.com

If you notice that your saltine topping is getting too brown, just place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of your dish a.k.a “tent” the dish.

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.comSouthern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.com

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.com

And that is it! Now you can enjoy some delicious macaroni pie at your next dinner!

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese inspired by MawMaw's Sunday dinner staple! - NovaturientSoul.com

Let me know how you like it in the comments below!

Southern-Style Macaroni & Cheese

For this macaroni and cheese recipe, I drew inspiration from my grandmother's Sunday dinner staple.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • First, bring a pot of water to a brisk boil and cook your macaroni noodles for about seven minutes. They should be just a little under cooked when done; drain the excess water.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Next mix your macaroni noodles, milk, egg, butter, cheese, salt, & pepper together in an oven safe dish. I used a 1.5 L glass casserole pan. The milk mixture should almost cover the noodles completely.
  • Now top with the crushed saltines, add a little more salt & pepper.
  • Place in the oven to cook for about 45 minutes or until most of the milk mixture has thickened into a gooey, yummy, cheesy filling & the topping is a nice golden brown color.

Notes

If you notice that your saltine topping is getting too brown, just place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of your dish a.k.a "tent" the dish.
  1. Lisa M Corona

    August 28, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I love it! This is exactly how my grandmother made it too! She was from the upstate too…Thanks for posting this recipe.

  2. Marie Ndiaye

    August 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Yummmmm. I love mac n cheese and love learning new recipes for it. Thanks for sharing! I’m pinning it for future use too.

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