1 pound elbow macaroni pasta 1 cup whole milk 2 cans (12 ounce size) evaporated milk 3 eggs 1 cup butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 pound Colby cheese, shredded 1/2 pound monterey jack cheese, shredded 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 pound Velveeta cheese, cut into small chunks salt, to taste 1 tablespoon white pepper 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup shredded American or mild Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer the pasta to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the whole milk, evaporated milk and eggs. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined. Add the butter and Colby, Monterey Jack, sharp cheddar and Velveeta cheeses to the pasta. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the pasta. Season with salt, pepper and sugar and toss. Sprinkle the top of the pasta with the remaining cup of American or cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the top is lightly golden brown.
Valerie's Review REVIEW: September 11, 2013 Rich and delicious! I agree with some of the other reviews that the amount of butter is too much. I think half the amount would suffice. I found the amount of cheese to be perfect. I like a rich and cheesy mac-n-cheese though so if you prefer a lighter version you can reduce the amount of cheese as some other reviewers have suggested. I thought this was a fantastic recipe!
PenelopieJones December 17, 2014 REVIEW:
This is the best Macaroni and Cheese I every had! It should be 10 star rated. Plus this works out great to make the noodles ahead of time mix it up and put it in the crockpot the night before then just heat it all together in the morning on high for about 3 1/2 hours. Great dish for potlucks!
Guest Foodie November 27, 2014 REVIEW:
Guest Foodie October 14, 2014 REVIEW:
Great recipe. I added sour cream and cooked until firm. It was delicious. The recipe only has a 30-45 minute cook time. This gives you a runny mac and cheese. You need to cook for a much longer time if you want a firm mac and cheese like Ms. Robbies. She cooks hers until the top cheese starts to brown. I just kept checking mine until it was browned on top. Soo good.
Guest Foodie September 14, 2014 REVIEW:
Fantastic I have looked for a recipe like this for more years than I can count. Thank you!!!!!
mo August 16, 2014 COMMENT: you forgot the sour cream, with out that it's not the same
joann August 11, 2014 REVIEW:
what happened to the sour cream
deb July 30, 2014 REVIEW:
The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup sour cream also, either cdkitchen omitted it or overlooked it. Don't call it Sweetie Pie's if it isn't!
CDKitchen Staff Reply: We don't create these recipes, they are submitted by users (the user's name is with each recipe they submit)
Guest Foodie June 5, 2014 REVIEW:
what I finlly what i have been looking for that great taste and termness that i can made at home in steadofthat crap they sell in those box stores
Guest Foodie May 26, 2014 REVIEW:
I tried this on Sunday and it was awesome
Member since: Mar 15, 2014
murlut March 15, 2014 REVIEW:
This recipe isn't right for sweetie pies thou, she has stated over and over there is sour cream in it
Diana R. January 11, 2014 REVIEW:
I also agree that there is just a little too much butter and it got a little greasy but otherwise super recipe! Very cheesy and good.
abnrngr93 December 23, 2013 REVIEW:
This is one of the best recipes ever. I wouldn't change a thing EVERYONE will be asking who made this Mac recipe.
LA VITA December 12, 2013 REVIEW:
Reduce the butter and you have theperfect macaroni and cheese recipe! Too much butter otherwise
TFIELDER November 18, 2013 REVIEW:
This is my second time making this recipe this week! We love it!
Guest Foodie November 2, 2013 REVIEW:
I am so happy that I found this recipe. I watch Ms. Robbie on Sweetie Pies on OWN. Her food always looks delicious. I see all the great reviews and I will be using this recipe for Thanksgiving.
Guest Foodie July 10, 2013 REVIEW:
I can't belive I found this recipe. I saw it on diners driveins and dives and have been thinking about it since. It is incredible. A bit rich so you don't want to eat it every day but it is the best mac and cheese I've ever tried.
Brian May 12, 2013 REVIEW:
It was a pretty decent recipe overall, i can admit i did not like how runny it was maybe cut down on the milk and the butter, milk to 2 cups and butter to 1/2 a cup reduce the amount of velveeta to half a pound and increase other shredded cheese mixtures if you would like a more settled baked macaroni i also added 4 eggs instead.
Kathy January 31, 2013 REVIEW:
This is, BY FAR, the best macaroni and cheese recipe ever! I have been searching forever for one that is even remotely cheesy creamy. It is a huge hit wherever I take it. After making it as written the first time, I tweaked it a bit. Instead of the evaporated milk, I used 3 cups of whole milk. I also used 1/2 cup of sour cream. I cooked the mac. Melted the butter in a large pan and added 1/4 cup of flour to make a roux. I then added the milk, 1/2# colby, 1/2# sharp cheddar, 1# of Velveeta (needed for creaminess), the eggs(beat before adding), the sugar, 1/2 cup of sour cream, salt and pepper. I stirred until it was a creamy cheese sauce. Then, I added the cooked macaroni (I use medium shells) and blended it all together before pouring it into a butter sprayed 13x9 pan. WARNING....it will overfill your pan, so you will have a little to put into another pan. Sprinkle with panko flakes and bake as directed, watching to make sure that the panko flakes only turn a medium brown. TERRIFIC!!!
Stephanie December 20, 2012 REVIEW:
I made this for our family's Christmas party and it was a BIG hit. I did add 1/4 sour cream to the top of it. It was so good, people were taking it home afterwards! I highly recommend this recipe!
Member since: Dec 19, 2012
indalu December 19, 2012 REVIEW:
I have been drooling over this mac and cheese since I saw it on the Food Network. Made it exactly as written and it came out extremely oily. When eaten hot that first day, it had good flavor, but the oil just oozed out. Forget about trying it cold. Was like eating a block of Crisco. Next time I would cut way back on the butter and use a Panko topping instead of the cheese. I'm surprised no one else has had this problem.
gina December 18, 2012 REVIEW:
omg what can i say the very very best i also added sour cream
made 2012 turkey day my 15 year old daughter said this is the only thing she wants for christmas dinner .
Ladidah December 1, 2012 REVIEW:
I saw this recipe on Food Network's DDD, and tried to write the recipe down but didn't quite make it, so I looked it up and found this one. OMG, it was so good. Like others have said, on DDD she added sour cream, so I did too. I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and converted the recipe for 25 people, in that recipe, I added 1 cup of sour cream and it really makes a difference. Everyone loved it - even my youngest son who only likes Kraft blue box (yuk, compared to this). I am so glad I found this recipe, this will be the families go to for Mac & Cheese, thats what my husband says anyway! Thanks
Anjeline November 19, 2012 REVIEW:
I watch the DDD with Sweetie Pie and had to rush to write down the recipe. She did use sour cream and for those of you mentioned(it's not listed in the recipe). And for those that said you didn't see her use evaporated milk, if you look closely---she poured milk out of a jug and then out of the gallon container. She does use 2 different types of milk. Tried this recipe a few times, cut down on some of the cheese (not the type, just the amounts) and it has been the best recipe to date. Fantastic!
Guest Foodie November 10, 2012 REVIEW:
this was the best i cant get enough i give this a 10000 if i could be able to i would eat this nonstop
mac&cheese kid October 2, 2012 REVIEW:
Enjoyed the recipe, would make it again and again
Sandy June 24, 2012 REVIEW:
Very good but a little too much cheese for me. Will leave out some of the cheese next time, maybe some of the Velveeta.
Nadesh April 22, 2012 REVIEW:
Best MAC and Cheese I have ever made. It added some of my ingredients as well, but still your recipe got me started. I almost did not taste it, as my 4 boys and 3 girls devoured it. Need them to get the hell outta dodge and go back to College, so I can make another one for my husband and I, without the rat race.
Thanks Ms. Robbie!!!!!!
Angel March 15, 2012 COMMENT: I thought this recipe is suppose to have some sour cream in it. a When it appeared in the Guy Fieri show and she prepared it she included some sour cream. She made it in such large quantities for her restaurant that the amounts for one pound of macaroni was hard to figure out (hence looking it up here now). How much sour cream should we use for the 1 lb. of macaroni?
Tina April 4, 2011 REVIEW:
It was rich and decadent. I was a little concerned about the sugar at first but you can't even taste it. I have tried several macaroni and cheese recipes, in the past and by far this was the best one ever. My sister used this recipe first for a holiday and she did an awesome job making it so I wanted to try the recipe before I make it for Easter..Thanks, sis!
Guest Foodie January 17, 2011 REVIEW:
Made it for the first time for my famiy Christmas dinner and it was fabulous! I actually made 2 types of mac and cheese; Sweetie Pie's and my regular version. Needless to say, the regular version got thrown out with the rest if the Christmas leftovers. I will admit it was a little greasy with the butter and all the velveeta, but my family loved it!
Guest Foodie November 23, 2010 REVIEW:
Down home comfort food for sure. It was my first time making it, next time I will DEFINATELY cut back on the butter by at least half- there were pools of butter in the corners of the dish- and maybe add more noodles. With a few adjustments, this could be my new favorite mac and cheese recipe!
foodie February 28, 2010 COMMENT: I too am a fan of DD&D and have watched this video clip a dozen times - hurriedly writing down Sweetie Pie's recipe. There is no mention of evaporated milk, she pours milk directly from the milk jug. Yes, the sour cream is in there!
I made her recipe in a large crock pot and the roast pork from the Tip Top Cafe - also on DD& D for Christmas eve this past year. The mac and cheese cooked on high for 2 hours was perfect with a browned bottom and the pork roast - so goodd!! Yummmm
Mrs.Holms April 2, 2009 COMMENT: I saw this restaurant recipe on "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" and wanted to try it cuz it looked sooo good! I was super excited to see this site has it, can't wait to try it!
Cin October 9, 2008 REVIEW:
This is the best mac and cheese I have ever had!!! Someone made this for a work luncheon and everyone commented how delicious it is!
St.Louis-ian June 28, 2008 REVIEW:
Just so you all know, it's supposed to be 1/2 pound colby jack shredded, not 1/2 colby and 1/2 jack. that will help with some of the too much cheeseyness. also as someone else mentioned, the foodnetwork episode mentioned sourcream. well, for this recipe, its supposed to be 1 heaping tablespoon sour cream(and i mean really heaping). hope this helped!
Guest Foodie March 20, 2008 COMMENT: Has great cheese flavor, but way too much cheese (or not enough macaroni) and way too much butter. I made it a second time with half the cheese and half the butter and double the milk. Next time I will use even less butter. I saw a segment on Food Network about the restaurant and she put sour cream in, which is not listed in this recipe. I'll try that next time too.
Joyce March 19, 2008 REVIEW:
My, oh my, soooooooo good. It's worth every calorie. This is better than my mom used to make! Creamy, delicious, full of good cheesy flavor. I'll make this again and again (as the calories will allow).
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