Easy Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese has been a staple in my family since before I was born.

from smh

from smh

Not the homemade kind, oozing with cheeses, fresh from the oven.

Nope.

I’m talking about Stouffer’s.

from lidsblog

from lidsblog

Yep, I grew up in a Stouffer’s family.

Stouffer’s is easy. Get it out of the freezer, stick it in the oven, wait 40 minutes, and voila! Lasagna!

from manaleak

from manaleak

Well, this macaroni and cheese isn’t quite as easy as that, but it’s close.

In my vast experience with the dish, I realized that there are two ways you can make macaroni and cheese: with eggs and no formal sauce or with a flour-based roux that you create a cheese sauce with.

The roux is time-consuming and can be a little tricky.

I chose to go with the egg method this time–it uses fewer dishes, requires very little time or attention, and I just didn’t feel like making a roux.

from gifrific

from gifrific

To make this easy mac & cheese, gather:

  • 2 cups dried pasta (GF works just fine)
  • 6 cups of cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 T butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • s & p

So the first thing you want to do is boil your macaroni noodles.

I have no picture of this, because I hope to heaven you know how to do this.

While the noodles are boiling, grate your cheese.

I always grate my cheese, versus buying it pre-shredded. It tastes better plus that pre-shredded crap has some kind of chemical on it to keep it from clumping.

Gross.

You need a total of 6 cups of cheese–however you want to divvy up these choices is up to you. I chose to use 2 cups each of sharp cheddar, colby jack, and Gouda.

cheese

cheese

Grate it up.

grated yumminess

grated yumminess

Now get out your butter, and melt it.

butter

butter

Gather you melted butter, milk, sour cream, and 3 eggs.

dairy

dairy

Dump it all in a mixing bowl.

dairy in a bowl

dairy in a bowl

Mix it all up.

mixed

mixed

Once the noodles are done, drain them,

draining

draining

and then dump then in the mixing bowl with the dairy.

noodles & diary

noodles & diary

Now put all that luscious cheese in there.

cheese!

cheese!

Mix it all up together until it’s well blended and the cheeses are melty.

mixed

mixed

Now pour it into a greased baking dish,

ready to bake

ready to bake

and bake at 350 until the top is brown.

baked

baked

That’s it! Almost as easy (and so much better than) Stouffer’s.

mac & cheese

mac & cheese

suck it, martha.

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2 Comments on “Easy Mac & Cheese”

  1. Just Jane
    November 19, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    love this recipe & the name of your blog haha.

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