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Southern Style Mac & Cheese
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • Large Elbow or Ziti Noodles
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 1 large pack Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 large pack Monterey Jack Colby Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 stick Butter
  • Paprika
  1. In a Large Pot, add 4 cups of Water bring to a boil. Add Shortening, salt and noodles. Stirring occasionally cook noodles until tender. Drain Noodles in a colander (rice Strainer)

Cheese Sauce
  1. While noodles are cooking, prepare cheese sauce. Pour milk in a sauce pot, allow to heat on a medium temperature setting. 

  2. Cut cheese into squares and add to milk. Allow cheese to melt, stirring often so that it does not stick. 

  3. After cheese is melted, add scrambled raw eggs.

Putting It All Together
  1. After noodles are cooked, add cheese sauce to noodles. Stir until all ingredients are evenly combined. Lightly sprinkle paprika for garnish.

  2. Pour mixture into a glass oven pan. Bake in oven at 325 until cheese is golden brown about 20 to 30 minutes. Check often to prevent from over cooking.