Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Video

This southern baked macaroni and cheese is super creamy and full of soulful flavor! The smoked cheddar cheese really takes this classic, comforting dish over the top! Quick and easy enough to make on a weeknight!


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
DishMain Ingredient


 Macaroni3 Cup (48 tbs), uncooked
 Eggs2 Medium
 Heavy cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper powder To Taste
 Paprika To Taste
 Smoked cheddar cheese1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
 Velveeta cheese8 Ounce, shredded (reduce on preference)
 Sharp cheddar cheese1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded (reduce on preference)
 Colby cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded (CHEESE BLEND)
 Monterey jack cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded (CHEESE BLEND)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 756 Calories from Fat 372

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g66.7%

Saturated Fat 25.8 g128.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 200 mg

Sodium 1252.9 mg52.2%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.6%

Sugars 8.1 g

Protein 40 g79.9%

Vitamin A 35.2% Vitamin C 0.52%

Calcium 92.3% Iron 14.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Butter a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
3. Cook macaroni until just al dente or a little under al dente. Be careful not to overcook. Drain pasta and set aside.
4. In a large bowl, add milk, heavy cream & velvetta, sharp cheddar, colbuy and monteray jack cheese. (except for the smoked cheddar). Stir to combine.
6. Taste the milk mixture and add salt & pepper adjust the taste. You can also add in other seasonings like onion, paprika, etc. Tasting will help avoid having a plain, bland bake macaroni & cheese.
7. When you are content with the taste, add in the eggs. Stir well until combined.

9. Add macaroni to the baking dish.
10. Pour cheese mixture over macaroni. Make sure the cheese distributed well.
12. Top with smoked cheddar cheese. (I add a little more Colby jack as well.) Sprinkle with paprika and/or black pepper, if desired.
13. Bake for 35 minutes. Do not overbake. It may be a bit jiggly when you take it out of the oven. It will firm up as it cool.
14. Let cool for about 15 minutes or until fully set.

15. In a serving plate, serve the macaroni and cheese garnished with more cheese with choice of main or as snack.

Reduce the Velveeta cheese if you don't like it too creamy.
Reduce the sharp cheddar cheese based on the sharpness required.