Southern Macaroni And Cheese

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This simple Southern version of Macaroni and Cheese is sure to please even the picky eaters in the family. Kids and adults love its gooey creamy cheesy texture and taste. This is served at most gatherings and parties in our Southern homes and is a comfort food loved by all. I have heard from others you can use low fat versions of everything, but I can't guarantee how it will come out. Try it at your own risk."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (310.4 g)
  • Calories 855.2
  • Total Fat - 40.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 24.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 112.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1820.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 77.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 7 g
  • Protein - 45.7 g
  • Calcium - 1144.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cook pasta according to box directions, then drain well.

Step 2

Mix all the dry ingredients together, and set aside.

Step 3

Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish or pan with cooking spray.

Step 4

Spoon half the macaroni into the pan.

Step 5

Sprinkle half the flour mixture over top of the macaroni, and top with half of the margarine cubes.

Step 6

Sprinkle half the cheese over the top, then repeat another layer using up the rest of the ingredients, except the milk.

Step 7

Pour the milk over all.

Step 8

Cover with aluminum foil.

Step 9

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, then remove foil, and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve hot.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very Nice Mac & Cheese recipe! I made a full recipe with Barilla Plus penne pasta which I had one hand, cheddar/jack cheese, butter and fresh ground black pepper. The only thing I didn't like was that most of the butter ended up greasy on the bottom of the baking dish. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

review by:
(4 Sep 2012)


Scaled the recipe down in half and made this for my mac and cheese lover hubby who said this was tasty. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(11 May 2012)


I made a half recipe and also made a couple of changes to this to suit my eating plan. I used whole wheat pasta, spelt flour and low fat American cheese to make it healthier and more diabetic friendly. It came out really good too! It was ooey gooey, creamy, cheesy delicious goodness in every bite! I thank you for sharing your southern mac n cheese with us. Linda

(9 May 2012)