Grandma's Cheesy Comfort Mac

Grandma's Cheesy Comfort Mac


  • 3 1/2 cups elbow pasta
  • 8 cups cheese of your choice, grated
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Seasonings: paprika, salt, pepper, Creole seasoning, cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1 stick of butter, plus extra for greasing the pan


  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a skillet, melt the stick of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to make a roux, and cook for about a minute to remove the flour taste.

  3. Slowly add the evaporated milk to the roux, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Gradually add the half-and-half, continuing to whisk until the mixture thickens slightly.

  4. Season the sauce with onion powder, garlic powder, Creole seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 2 minutes, then stir in the grated cheeses (reserving some for topping) until melted and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce, stirring to coat evenly. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish.

  6. Top the macaroni and cheese with the remaining grated cheese. Bake in a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown on top.

  7. Serve this cheesy delight as a side or main dish, and enjoy the comfort of Grandma's cooking!