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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese is a creamy side dish.  Easy to make with simple ingredients.  Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 box ( 8 ounces) elbow macaroni Or use two cups of elbow macaroni cooked according to instructions printed on box.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more or less as preferred
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper to taste more or less as preferred
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 2 blocks (8 ounces each) medium cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 blocks (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese Or use 1 packages (8 ounces) of Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese.
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1-1/2 cup fat free cultured buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons cultured buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Boil elbow macaroni until "al dente" by following instructions printed on the package. Avoid overcooking until mushy because it will negatively impact the taste and texture of this side dish.
  • Pour cooked/drained elbow macaroni in an ungreased 9 x12 casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with salt, coarse ground black pepper, and garlic powder (if using). Stir until well combined. Set aside.
  • Prepare the cheese. Thinly slice or shred ONE block of cheddar cheese and ONE block of Monterey Jack cheese. Layer slices over top of seasoned elbow macaroni. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl or large measuring cup, beat one egg. Add fat free cultured buttermilk, cultured buttermilk sour cream, and one egg. Stir together until well combined.
  • Drizzle liquid mixture over top of cheeses. Stir until well combined.
  • Place in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes OR until cheese is melted.
  • While dish is in the oven, cut remaining block of cheddar cheese into thin slices.
  • Carefully remove hot casserole dish from oven. Stir mixture until melted cheese is evenly distributed.
  • Layer remaining cheddar cheese slices over top. Place under broiler for 5 to 10 minutes OR until cheese has melted and formed brown spots.
  • After baking, the Homemade Macaroni and Cheese should be soupy. After cooling 10-12 minutes, it will thicken to a creamy cheese sauce.
  • Serve warm or hot.