Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

If you're looking for a homemade macaroni and cheese recipe like grandma used to make, this is it! Spice it up by using different cheeses like Pepper Jack!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Macaroni, Macaroni and Cheese, Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Kristl Story,


  • 16 oz. box elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded (reserve 1 cup for the top)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare macaroni according to instructions on box.
  2. Drain and return to pot.
  3. Add 3 cups of cheese, milk, eggs, butter and cream cheese.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.
  6. Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

If you need a good casserole dish, We recommend the Pyrex Basic Glass Baking Dishes. They’ve been making bakeware and the good old casserole dish since practically since baking was a thing!