This Easy Southern Style Baked Mac and Cheese is THE best any night of the week, any occasion, mac and cheese. The secret to this simple, easy, and delicious cheesy mac is a couple of eggs, lots of cheese, and a touch of spice. Every bite is layered with southern flavor, creamy pasta, and cheese. It’s the creamiest bowl of baked mac and cheese that’s fancy enough for the weekend, but easy enough to make any night of the week. And most importantly, it’s so delicious…especially with an extra sprinkling of basil on top.

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I’m not sure there’s much that tops homemade mac and cheese. I mean, it’s just so easy and delicious. It’s definitely a staple dish around here. I’ve been talking for weeks about how inspired I am by vintage recipes. And while this recipe isn’t technically “vintage”. It feels like something my mom or grandma could 100% get behind.

The other thing about this mac and cheese? It reminds me of the Stouffer’s mac and cheese I used to eat all the time when I was a kid. I was an oddball child that didn’t love junk food, passed on potato chips, and stuck to only Reese’s peanut butter cups andMalley’s chocolate bars. I ate carrots with ranch as a snack and all-in-all was a somewhat “healthy” eater who loved my vegetables.

But I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my mac and cheese. I didn’t grow up on the Kraft Mac and Cheese, instead, my mom boughtStouffer’s frozen mac和奶酪that you could pop in the microwave. I ate a lot of those after school throughout my third, fourth, and fifth grade years. What I loved about them was that the top was always a bit more baked with crusty edges, but they had the creamiest cheesy pasta underneath. This mac and cheese is exactly that…but better…because it’s homemade with more flavor and more cheese.

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This southern mac and cheese is easy, here are the details

When it comes to a southern-style mac and cheese, there are a couple of things that are different.

First up, it uses eggs to help bind everything together, which makes it even simpler.

I also like to add a touch a cajun seasoning to mine, which adds a nice little southern kick. This is optional, but we find it extra delicious.

And lastly, the process. It’s much simpler than you might ever imagine. Boil-off the pasta, while that’s happening, whisk together the milk, eggs, the tiniest amount of sour cream, and that cajun seasoning. Now add the pasta and the butter and toss it all to combine.

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Bake then broil.

This is key. Bake the mac and cheese for thirty or so minutes to melt that cheese, then switch the oven to broil. Let the cheese start to bubble up, but be sure to watch closely, the broiler cooks quickly.

As soon as you pull this out from under the broiler, add a bit of basil, serve, and ENJOY.

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Super easy, right?

But yet so very good. The pasta underneath stays soft and creamy, while the cheese on top turns crispy and just the slightest bit crunchy. Yes, the corners of the dish will form an insanely delicious, cheesy crust.


Just. So. Darn. Good!


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Looking for other easy pasta bake recipes? Here are a few ideas:

One Pot 30 Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake

One Pan Baked Cheesy Basil Pasta

Caprese Pesto Pasta Bake

最后,如果你让这个简单的南方风格烤制的mac和奶酪一定会留下评论和/或给予这个评分!最重要的是,我喜欢听到你们的消息,并始终尽力回应每次评论。当然,如果你确实制作了这个食谱,请不要忘记标记我Instagram.! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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The Recipe

Easy Southern Style Baked Mac and Cheese

Soft and creamy underneath, crispy and slightly crunchy on top. Perfect for Derby Day!

准备时间 10 分钟
Cook Time 35 分钟
总时间 45 分钟
卡路里 464kcal.


  • 1pound缩短意大利面
  • 2 1/4cupswhole milk
  • 2large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4cupsour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 2-3茶匙印第安人香料(optional)
  • 2汤匙咸黄油
  • 3cupsshredded cheddar cheese
  • 3cupsshredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 新鲜的罗勒或欧芹,用于服务


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.

    2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain.

    3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, sour cream, cajun seasoning, or 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Add the pasta, butter, cheddar cheese, and 2 cups Colby Jack cheese. Pour the pasta into a 9x13 inch baking dish and cover with foil.

    4.烘烤25分钟,然后用剩下的Colby Jack奶酪拆下铝箔和顶部。返回烤箱并再烘烤10分钟,直到奶酪融化。将烤箱切换到烤箱,烤2-3分钟,直到顶部的小脆。盯紧了。


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