Granny Parks' Mac-N-Cheese

Grandma Parks Mac and CheeseIngredients:

  • ½ box Mueller’s “Ready Cut” mac noodles
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 8-10 oz shredded cheddar cheese (shred a block, better than pre-shredded)


  1. Put noodles in boiling water and cook exactly 20 minutes, drain well.
  2. Mix egg, a dash of salt, and pepper in a pourable measuring cup.
  3. Layer noodles, cheese, noodles and cheese in an 8x8, or another similar size dish.
  4. Pour milk mixture overall.
  5. Layer a little more cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes @ 350°, uncover and bake for 5 minutes if you want a little browning on top.​

Deb’s notes: 

  • I usually double the recipe and cook a full 10x13 pan because everyone loves it and there are never any leftovers. 
  • I also seldom ever see Mueller’s ready cut noodles anymore, so I use penne pasta noodles instead. You want a tube-like pasta big enough for the gooeyness to get in the noodle.  
  • I like to shred a block of cheese versus buying the pre-shredded cheese. There is something added to pre-shredded cheese to keep it from lumping up in shipping that just does not taste as good to me. Others use the pre-shredded and have no thoughts about it.

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