Social Media

Southern-Style Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

Southern-Style Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

Photos of Southern-Style Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

How To Make Southern-Style Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Who says vegetarians don’t get to enjoy savory meals? A taste of these authentic vegetarian recipes will make you change your mind. So, you just might want to go vegetarian after your first bite.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, until bubbly. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth.

  4. Stir in the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture thickens.

  5. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses until melted and creamy.

  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until well coated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

  7. Sprinkle paprika evenly over the top of the mac ‘n’ cheese.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden and bubbly.

  9. Allow the mac ‘n’ cheese to cool for a few minutes before serving.


  • Calories : 545kcal
  • Total Fat : 31g
  • Saturated Fat : 19g
  • Cholesterol : 94mg
  • Sodium : 776mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 43g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2g
  • Sugar : 6g
  • Protein : 24g
Want to share your own twist on this classic Southern-Style Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe? Head over to the Recipe Sharing section of our forum and join the discussion!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!