Paula Deen's Mac and Cheese

Paula Deen’s Mac and Cheese

Paula Deen’s Mac and Cheese is real man food…..not your usual “out of the box” kiddy food! Paula puts more cheese in hers and I prefer it.


And of course, it has butter! I wouldn’t expect anything less from Paula.

I think Paula and my Mom musta’ known one another in the past. This is the same method my mother used when she made mac & cheese.

Great taste and easy to make. Give it a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

How To Make Paula Deen’s Mac and Cheese

Making Paulas Mac and Cheese couldn’t be easier. The one thing you need to pay attention to is cooking the pasta.

The cooked pasta needs to be al dente since it gets additional cooking when the dish is baked in the oven.

Once you have the pasta cooked, the balance of making the dish is just to mix it with the other ingredients and pop into the oven.

The one thing you need to be cautious about is over baking.

When baked properly, the dish will still be slightly loose when it comes out of the oven.

Let it sit for 10 minutes or so and residual heat will finish it up and it will become more solid and spoonable!

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Paula Deen's Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Paula Deen's Mac and Cheese is loaded with lots of cheese and, of course, butter!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paula Deen's Mac and Cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 325 kcal
  • 3/4 lb elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 10 oz.
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter an 8x12" baking dish.
  2. In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until al dente. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add two cups of the cheese to the bowl and toss until melted.
  4. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the sour cream. Add the milk, butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. Stir the mixture into the macaroni and pour it into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, until bubbling and cheese is melted.

Tips and Tidbits About Paula Deen’s Mac and Cheese.

If you like a little more bite add some Parmesan and Asiago cheese to the mix. Adding some diced green onions gives more flavor and texture.

You can also make a light version, it works quite beautifully! Use skim milk, egg substitute, fat-free sour cream, and butter substitute.

It’s honestly really hard to tell the difference! Just don’t tell Paula.


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Recipe based on one By KathyP53
Photo by Mikey and Ev