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Macaroni and Cheese

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

Photo: Diana Rattray
This is an old-fashioned baked macaroni and cheese, made with Cheddar cheese, milk, and an egg, along with a touch of cayenne pepper. Serve this tasty casserole as a main dish or side dish.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 to 1 cup buttered fresh bread crumbs*


Boil macaroni in salted water, following package directions. Drain under running cold water. Cover bottom of a 2-quart baking dish with layer of macaroni, a layer of cheese, bits of butter, salt and pepper.

Continue layers until all ingredients are used, ending with a cheese layer.

Whisk milk and egg together, pour over the top, cover with buttered bread crumbs, and bake in a 350° oven for 25 to 35 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
Serves 4 to 6.

*Process 2 slices of bread in the food processor; toss with 2 to 3 teaspoons of butter.

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 4 out of 5
1928 mac and cheese, Member lkelley63

Excellent comfort food. For years I've been trying to recreate my mother's recipe, and this is it. Simple and delicious.

9 out of 9 people found this helpful.

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