Macaroni and Cheese - The Southern Lady Cooks

Macaroni and cheese is a great side dish for any meal.  Your family will love the richness of this easy recipe for this old favorite. This recipe has many great reviews and it is perfect for any occasion. Serve it during holidays, take it to any gathering or just make it for family and friends at home.  We can’t get enough of this dish and if you take it somewhere, you won’t bring any home. Macaroni and cheese goes great with our recipe for Southern baked beans.

Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients Needed:

Elbow macaroni

Evaporated milk


Sour cream


Sharp cheddar cheese

Velveeta cheese



You can easily double this recipe for a bigger gathering, I always double it for the holidays. If you double the recipe you can make it in a 9X13.  My family loves this dish and always requests it. If you have followed our site for any amount of time you know we love baked macaroni. I really feel like this baked macaroni is wonderful because it is still creamy.

“I am a mac ‘n cheese aficionado and i am always looking for a good mac ‘n cheese recipe. I made this today and I am throwing out all my other recipes for this dish. Some assembly required but didn’t have to make cream sauce. I used penne and pepper jack. I am going to add lobster and serve at Thanksgiving!” – Sweet

“Love love this Mac and Cheese!! It’s the best Mac and Cheese ever. I play with the adding different cheeses. It’s for sure my families favorite!!!”  – Stacy

“I have been making mac ‘n cheese for many years. Followed this recipe last month and now my family asks for it a couple of times a week. I think your recipe has now become my “signature dish!”- Susan

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Macaroni and Cheese - The Southern Lady Cooks

Macaroni and Cheese - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

The Southern Lady Cooks
This recipe has amazing reviews! Just take a moment and read the comments and you will put this recipe on your list of things to make! Wonderful side dish. 
4.95 from 17 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern


  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni cooked according to package directions
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup velveeta cheese or 8 ounces cut into pieces If you don't like velveeta, just add 3 cups cheddar instead of 2
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions and drain.  Add butter and cheeses to macaroni and mix well  Beat egg,  milk, sour cream,  pepper and salt together with a wire whisk.  Add to macaroni and cheese.
  • Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and add macaroni.  Cook covered with foil in a 350 degree preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes.   This makes about six servings.  You can double the recipe if needed.
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