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Grandma Lil's Southern Mac & Cheese

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7oz pack of Barilla Macaroni
2 8oz packs shredded cheddar (some of my guest like even more cheese)
1 can of milk or evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 stick of butter (liquefied but not too hot. I've used margarine too)
2 TB of flour
Salt and Pepper to taste (I usually do about 1tsp of salt and 2tsp pepper)

Boil 7 oz of mac for 7 minutes, meanwhile, mix the ingredients above together (save a quarter cup of butter to coat your noodles and top the casserole).

Drain mac, then put in a buttered casserole dish. Add a bit of melted butter over the noodles- just a bit to very lightly coat. Add the mixture over the noodles.

Gently fold 1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese (make sure it gets into the bottle of the layers too), then heavily coat the top with a second bag of cheese. Drizzle a bit of butter over the top for a nice light golden brown. Bake about 20 min.

Tip: What makes this a down home southern recipe is that amount of the macaroni, and shredded cheese is really determined only by the size of the casserole dish.

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This is the special recipe of one of my friend's Grandma, Lil. It was an amazing dish - definitely a must try!!

Thank you, so much for sharing this recipe! I have been trying to make mac & cheese forever... This turned out just perfect, my family & friends loved it!

I love macoroni and cheese!!!!

sounds tasty, gotta try this one out :o) Best Regards Thuri

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