Grandmother’s Baked Macaroni

Grandmother's Baked Macaroni
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 1 small box macaroni
  • 1 block graded cheddar cheese (reserve some for topping) *
  • You can use several different kinds of cheese if you want
  • 1 cup milk (maybe more)
  • 1/2 stick margarine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Pinch of garlic powder to taste
  • To kick this recipe up a notch, add some vidalia onions or red pepper flakes.
  1. Cook macaroni in salted water according to directions on box. Beat eggs with a fork. Add milk, cheese, salt, pepper, margarine (chipped up), and drained macaroni. Add more milk if needed to make it soupy. When poured in pan, milk should just cover macaroni - if it does not, just add more milk and stir a bit. Sprinkle reserved cheese on top. Bake at 350 deg for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and macaroni is set. In a 300 deg smoke about 1 hour. In a 250 deg smoker, about 1.5 hours.
  2. * Some of you had questions about the amount of macaroni and cheese to use. A good rule of thumb is twice as much cheese in weight as uncooked macaroni weight. I also sort of guestimate the amount of macaroni to use. I know the volume of the macaroni will about double in size after boiling, so I use that guideline to choose the right baking dish.