The Lady’s Cheesy Mac

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Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
3   eggs, beaten
4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk





Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot and add the cheddar.  In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture.  Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes.  Top with additional cheese if desired.

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Publication: Savannah Country cookbook/Jan/Feb 2006 issue

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May God bless you thank you for all your teaching in the kitchen pound cake ooh so good my family loves the different recipes

By Gail green on April 03, 2014


Paula, I love this recipe. Getting ready for Easter, this is a winner. Thanks for sharing your talent.

By tina on April 01, 2014


I am from Texas and am looking for a downhome baked macncheese with ham recipe to prove that southern cooking is where its at!!!!!

By jenny on December 27, 2013


Love, love, love all of your receipes. They are fantastic. I really miss your cooking show. It was by far, the best cooking show of all the chefs. I wish you good luck in all you do. Barb

By barbara on November 08, 2013


I miss Paula's show! Her recipes always come out perfectly. This mac & cheese is my new go-to. I made it for the kids last week and it was a hit!

By Coco in the Kitchen on October 06, 2013


I made this for the kids last w/end and it was a hit! It's now my go-to mac & cheese recipe.

By Coco in the Kitchen on October 06, 2013


I really miss seeing on tv all the time. I love you and wish you wereback the food network.

By Melinda Dyke on September 23, 2013


You could add a little red pepper flakes to give a little kick.

By Jo Anne P hillips on September 22, 2013


did not try this recipe yet but does sound good! I'm going to try it ether this upcoming week or next week, cant wait!! everyone is raving how great it is! got to try it!! will let you know how I and others liked it! I'm sure well love it!

By Barbara Shannon on August 05, 2013


Dear Paula, I was wondering if you had a good sage dressing recipe. I grew up on this, however, I was wondering if your recipe was close to my mother who got it from my father mother and now it has been past to her children. I grew up in the Northern part of Kentucky; so I'm excited to see what you have. Alison

By Alison Kent on November 08, 2012


I cook your recipes all the time. You are so inventive and natural. But I am going to make this Cheesy Mac tomorrow. And I know it's going to be so good. Keep the recipes coming.

By Mildred Hall on September 20, 2012


My Daughter took me to see the Lady and Son's for My 50th Birthday,and She turned 25 on the same day.She knows I love your show,I think your so sweet and funny and your food is so delicious.Your staff at the Lady and son's sang Happy Birthday to Me.Thank You Paula,great food and Birthday!

By Jacqueline Boker on September 15, 2012


Can you cook this in a crock pot? it looks really good please let me know

By Bobbie on September 15, 2012


Omg! Easiest mac & cheese recipe! Tried it today & my family loved it! Thanks Paula!

By LaToya Blue on September 14, 2012


As I email I'm trying the lady's cheesy macaroni hope it comes out great. It's what's for dinner

By Elizabeth Chappell on July 29, 2012


Love your recipes, loved the visit to Savannah and The Paula Deen Tour, but your need some proofreaders real bad. Above recipe is an example.

By Mary Allen on June 23, 2012


Just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I had a few green onions that I needed to use up so I added them and used half and half instead of milk. And because I'm from wisconsin I added just 'a little' extra cheese. smile I will definitely be making this again.

By Jeri on June 03, 2012


Hi Paula I have yet to try this recipe but I plan on trying this and using my family as ginny pigs. I will let you know how they like it and if possible I would like the Nutrition Facts for this recipe as I am diabetic and on carborhydrate counting diet.

By Mary Garcia on May 29, 2012


Hi Paula, Love watching you cook and you are a great one. I am not a big cook anymore but had company coming over yesterday which included three young boys. I followed your recipe exactly and it was not good. I wish I knew what I possibley could have done wrong. The only thing I can think of is maybe my oven is a hot oven (about 3 years old) and that is why it was so dry. I want to fix it, so what should I do? I have a lot of it left over. I was thinking of adding more cheese and more milk or maybe cream (1/2 & 1/2?)and just reheat on top of stove. Any other suggestions? Of course I understand I might not get a reply right away so if not I will try something. Thanks, Joan

By Joan Curto on May 28, 2012


Good recipe- should try to use a mixture of different cheeses besides just grated cheddar cheese- it makes the mac-n-cheese even better!

By Sheri on April 12, 2012

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