Old South Mac and Cheese

  • 31 mins
  • 17 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small chunks
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked to package directions
  • 2 cups ( 8 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz velveeta cheese, cubed and packed
  • 4 oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • smoked paprika for garnish
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using cooking oil spray, grease a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish and the non stick side of a large piece of aluminium foil, the place the dish on a baking sheet.
  • Whisk together the brown sugar, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder,, black pepper, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  • Place the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until well incorporated. Alternatively use a spoon.
  • Stop to scrape down the bowl, then add the whole milk, evaporated milk and eggs and beat at low speed to incorporate until smooth.
  • Combine the cooked ┬ámacaroni , the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and the velveeta cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the butter and spice mixture and stir gently to mix and coat evenly.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and cover tightly with foil,sprayed side down.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and stir mixture, then recover and bake for another 15-30 minutes.
  • Uncover, then sprinkle the mild cheddar cheese evenly over the top, then sprinkle lightly with the smoked paprika.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until a crust forms on the top. Serve warm.

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