Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

MAC & CHEESE. You can never go wrong with this as any side to ANY dinner. Or just eating it as a meal in general!

Origins of macaroni and cheese

The exact origins of macaroni and cheese are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in Italy. The dish’s roots can be traced back to various pasta and cheese dishes that were popular in different regions of Italy.

One of the earliest known recipes for a pasta and cheese dish dates back to the 14th century in a medieval Italian cookbook called “Liber de Coquina.” This recipe, known as “de lasanis,” featured sheets of pasta cooked with grated cheese in-between.

The dish evolved over the centuries, and different variations of pasta and cheese dishes were made across Europe. It wasn’t until the 18th century that macaroni and cheese gained popularity in England. It became a fashionable dish enjoyed by the upper classes.

In the United States, Thomas Jefferson is often credited with popularizing macaroni and cheese. He encountered the dish during his travels in Europe and brought back a pasta machine and a recipe for “macaroni pie” to the United States. Jefferson’s version included macaroni noodles, cheese, and butter, similar to the modern-day macaroni and cheese. He served it at a state dinner in 1802, and the dish eventually became well-known and loved in the United States.

Since then, macaroni and cheese has evolved into a beloved comfort food enjoyed by people all over the world. It has become a staple on dinner tables and a popular dish at restaurants and family gatherings.

This casserole is so simple and delicious, you will be making it for your family on the regular. Also, what kid EVER turns down mac & cheese?!?!

Enjoy this cheesy goodness with these crazy simple steps! You will NOT regret it!


  • 16 oz. box Elbow macaroni
  • 4 CUPS Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 CUPS Milk
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 Stick of butter
  • 4 oz. Cream cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


1.1 Prepare macaroni according to instructions on the box.
2. Drain and return to pot.
3. Add 3 cups of cheese, milk, eggs, butter and cream cheese.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.
6. Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
7. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.
8. Enjoy!


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