Saturday, December 1, 2007

Baked Mac and Cheese

One of my very best friends in the world, Shellie, gave me a great cookbook! She knows of my love for Paula Deen and since I have all of her cookbooks, she got me the next best thing - The Deen Brothers Cookbook! We're staying in the family. =)

The night before Thanksgiving she made a recipe out of this cookbook, and while I originally volunteered to be her sous chef, I ended up just peeling apples the whole time for apple pie. This is a great way to eat mac and cheese, and definitely a healthier alternative than the Kraft version.
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces shredded American cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce (I would add more next time)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish; set aside. In a saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Return macaroni to saucepan.

While the macaroni is hot, add the cheeses to the pan; stir well. Spread the macaroni mixture in the prepared baking dish. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, sour cream, eggs, butter, hot sauce, and salt. Pour the milk mixture over the macaroni.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling,. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


Classic cook said...

I've never heard of eggs in mac and cheese but I guess it makes it firmer? I love spicy things but I've never put hot pepper sauce in mac and cheese. Sounds like a good addition!!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I think i get enough mac and cheese with anna, but maybe we'll try this. Oh, and you look super skinny in this picture of you and joe.

Shan&Andrew said...

Woah baby....if the food is half as good as those boys look, I'll buy it! :)

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Deborah said...

I love homemade mac and cheese. I need to check out this cookbook.

Shellie said...

Lisa you know that you're an awesome blogger right?

This mac and cheese is so yummy. Thanks for highlighting it on your blog!

Tell me how the snickerdoodles taste!

Katie said...

This looks like one I should try...soon!!!!

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