In all of my years experimenting in the kitchen, I have never made homemade macaroni and cheese. It is one of those things that I remember not liking growing up, so I never gave it a try. However, the dude has mentioned wanting homemade mac and cheese on occasion and the other day, finally said, "Can you please make me some mac and cheese?" so I decided the time had come.
I asked Shaina if she had a good recipe and she directed me here, to Paula Deen's mac and cheese recipe.
Macaroni and Cheese - adapted from Paula Deen
2 1/2 cups dry elbow macaroni
3 large eggs
3 c shredded cheese (I used a combo of cheddar and mozza)
1/2 cup non fat sour cream
1 c milk
4 tsp butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup bread crumbs *optional (the original recipe does not call for a bread crumb topping but I knew hubby would prefer it)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter an 8x12" baking dish. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until al dente. Drain, transfer to a bowl.
Add two cups of the cheese and toss until melted.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the sour cream.
Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper.
Stir the mixture into the macaroni.
Pour macaroni into the prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle remaining cheese and breadcrumbs on top.
Bake for 35 minutes, until bubbling and cheese is melted. Let the macaroni and cheese stand for 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 4-6 servings (depending if you're serving as a main or side dish).