Southern Macaroni and Cheese Casserole Recipe - this macaroni and cheese recipe feeds a crowd. Perfect for holiday get togethers or large family gatherings. Baked in the oven, everyone is going to want to seconds of this southern macaroni and cheese casserole.
Southern Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Baking Time
45 mins

A baked macaroni and cheese recipe to feed a crowd. Holiday get-together or large family gathering, this southern macaroni and cheese casserole is a winner.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked, Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta
Servings: 12 people
  • 4 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 lbs Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese halved
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter
  • 4 TBSP all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions.  Drain into a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.

  2. While the elbow macaroni is draining prepare the cheese sauce in the original pot that you cooked the macaroni in.  First melt the butter on low-medium heat. Then, add the flour and let cook for approximately 3 mins.

  3. Stir in 2 cups of milk. Continue stirring on low-medium heat until mixture begins to thicken.

  4. Then add half of the sharp cheddar cheese (1 lb.). Continually stir until all the cheese has melted and formed a velvety cheese sauce.

  5. Add the drained elbow macaroni noodles to the prepared cheese sauce.
  6. Stir to coat completely and remove from heat.
  7. In a separate bowl whisk together 6 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, and salt.

  8. Once combined, stir the egg mixture into the macaroni and cheese. Stir well until everything is combined.

  9. Pour half of the macaroni and cheese mixture into a glass 13"x9" casserole dish.

  10. Sprinkle half of the remaining 1 lb. of shredded sharp cheddar cheese onto the first layer of macaroni in the casserole dish.

  11. Add the rest of the macaroni and cheese mixture to the casserole dish and top with the remaining shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

  12. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 45-60 minutes or until the middle is firm and not runny when you insert a knife. 

  13. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe Notes

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