Mac and cheese is a classic side dish that I love ordering from restaurants or fast food chains. It’s also my favorite dish to make at home since it’s really easy to make. The ingredients are also simple and versatile. When making mac and cheese, I can always freely adjust or mix and match the kind of cheese that I add so that it’s extra tasty. However, for this copycat Sweetie Pies mac and cheese recipe, I didn’t need to switch any of the cheeses since it was perfectly delicious already.
I used about 5 kinds of shredded cheese for this copycat Sweetie Pies mac and cheese. I wanted to get as close to the original as possible. Their mac and cheese is a trademark Southern soul food dish in St. Louis, and I absolutely love how it’s always so rich and cheesy. That’s why I used colby cheese, Monterey jack cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, Velveeta cheese, and American cheese for this copycat recipe.
Aside from the cheese ingredients, this Sweetie Pies mac and cheese copycat also combines sour cream, whole milk, and evaporated milk with eggs. Other people would use sour cream as a substitute for the milk in mac and cheese, but not in this recipe. I wanted this side dish to be really creamy and cheesy with a subtle tang so it’s more flavorful than a regular mac and cheese. And adding the sour cream did the trick! It’s a wonderful addition to this recipe so don’t skip on it.
Now that I have my ingredients, assembling and baking it was quick and easy since I’m familiar with making mac and cheese. I used a casserole dish so it’s deep enough to accomodate the elbow macaroni noodles, milk and egg mixture, and the layers of shredded cheese. By the way, feel free to sprinkle more cheese on top if you want it to be extra cheesy.
I baked it in the oven and then waited for a few minutes, or until the top was lightly browned and bubbly. After that, it was ready to eat, and let me tell you that it was really cheesy and delicious. Each bite was such a delight to eat that I had some leftovers to share with friends and family.
How To Make How To Make Sweetie Pies Mac and Cheese (Copycat)
This Sweetie Pies mac and cheese brings a rich and creamy rendition using 5 kinds of cheese, sour cream, and milk, for an elevated home staple.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Put pasta in a 9×13-inch casserole dish and set aside.
Mix milk and eggs well in a large bowl. Add the butter, sour cream, colby cheese, Monterey jack cheese, sharp cheddar, and velveeta cheese to the pasta.
Pour milk and egg mixture over the pasta. Season with salt, pepper, sugar, and toss. Sprinkle with American cheese.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
Serve and enjoy!
- Calories: 1097.88kcal
- Protein: 48.31g
- Cholesterol: 278.53mg
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