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classic mac n cheese

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

This soul food-style macaroni and cheese is so creamy and cheesy and feeds up to 10 guests! It's a great classic recipe to keep in your rotation. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Soul Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 5 jumbo/large eggs
  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • 4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • Cook the elbow macaroni and cheese until it's half way done.
  • Drain the pasta and set it to the side.
  • Crack the eggs, and place them into a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat The eggs, until the color is completely yellow.
  • Add four cups of milk into the mixing bowl, along with the hot sauce, and butter.
  • Beat the ingredients together.
  • Add 2 cups of cheese into the large mixing bowl, and fold the cheese in with the other ingredients.
  • Choose your bake dish, place the pasta inside.
  • Add the remaining 2 cups of cheese, and fold it in with the pasta.
  • Pour the cheese and milk mixture over the pasta.
  • Sprinkle on the paprika and pepper.
  • Fold in the ingredients.
  • Cover the macaroni and cheese, and let it bake in the oven on 350 for 30-35 minutes.
  • ENJOY!