The Lady's Cheesy Mac

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
55 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot and add the cheddar. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Top with additional cheese if desired.


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Wish I read the reviews before I made this. Dry and bland. There is another Paula Deen Lady's mac & cheese recipe on Food Network as well. The only difference is it uses many different cheeses, but apparently has the same eggy, tasteless result. Blech! Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/the-ladys-cheesy-mac-recipe.html?soc=sharingpinterest&oc=linkback item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not edible. I seriously don't know how a Mac and Cheese recipe could go so wrong. This turned out as oily noodles with scrambled eggs. It was so gross that we couldn't even eat it. Ended up making a box of instant Mac and cheese instead. Thanks for saving the day, Kraft! As for you, Paula - I'll never trust a recipe from you again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I altered the recipe a bit. I used 1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk, more than 1/2 cup of sour cream, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and more than 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. Many on here complained about the final product being dry and bland so I just used more evaporated milk. Next time I will use even more salt because it wasn't seasoned enough for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! It's not everyone in my household's favorite but it is mine. I make this one for myself and Alton Browns for those who love it creamy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bland and DRY. Made exactly as written and added cheese to the top. It came out very dry, had zero creaminess to it, and I could see pieces of egg baked in. Needed salt and pepper. Might make again adding a block of cream cheese. It was not a hit and I do not get compliments. :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
Honestly, I haven't tried this yet...but I am from the north and am living in the south where my husband is from. There is definitely a difference in some northern cooking and southern cooking. Some southern versions I love; others, well I prefer it how I grew up eating it. But even with the southern dishes that I don't care for, I am never mean and nasty about it! A preference is a preference...sometimes there isn't a 'right way' and a 'wrong way'. I am saddend by and embarrassed for the people on here who write rude reviews. If you don't like something, there's no need to be ugly about it. When people read your ugly words, it just makes you look bad and you are less likely to be taken seriously. Thank you to the people who wrote honest but respectful negative reviews. I prefer creamy mac and cheese too. Maybe I'll try this for my hubby though because he will probably love it...and it's not about me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family described this a "different" and "interesting." I do get the fact that this is southern style and that it turned out the way it was supposed to. I just didn't care for it quite as much as the creamy kind of mac and cheese. My family did eat it though. My husband (from Oklahoma) said it was like his grandmother used to make on Sundays. item not reviewed by moderator and published
GREAT mac and cheese recipe!! My boyfriend can't get enough of this!! He requested it tonight, which was my third time making it. I follow the recipe VERY closely with just a couple of easy additions. I season the egg, milk, butter and sour cream mixture with salt, pepper and Lawry's seasoning. Also, when adding the shredded cheese to the still hot, freshly cooked macaroni noodles, I add one can of Campbell's cheddar cheese soup. The creamy result is spectacular!! I'll definitely use this recipe in the future!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family'd favorite mac & cheese! Thank goodness, you still have Paula's recipes available. She's the best, when will foodnetwork recognize the error of their ways & bring Paula back? item not reviewed by moderator and published
For anybody that says this didn't turn out right....revisit the recipe. Mix your eggs sour cream milk and salt in one bowl. Mix with noodles the butter and combine ingredients in casserole pan. Then. Add cheese and salt and I always use white pepper for taste. Before its done turn the broil on so the top layer of cheese gets a little brown. This is the best I've ever tasted! item not reviewed by moderator and published
That is a huge compliment!!!!! I wish someone would tell me that something I cooked tasted like grandma's!! lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
That is a huge compliment!!!!! I wish someone would tell me that something I cooked tasted like grandma's!! lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agreed. Paula is a great cook! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What's a silly thing like racism or bigotry to stand in the way of good recipes? The unmitigated gall of all those silly people who think they have the same rights as everyone else! Foolishness! item not reviewed by moderator and published
She doesn't deserve a life sentence for an error made years ago. Too many real offenses get glorified in the name of pop culture. Pretty hypocritical world we live in. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe says to add the cheese to the freshly cooked hot macaroni. This recipe was not creamy but more like cheesy scrambled eggs and macaroni. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agreed. Mine was dry as a bone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you temper the eggs, mate? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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