Southern Macaroni and Cheese
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Southern Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Macaroni and cheese makes a classic dish everyone loves. This Southern macaroni and cheese recipe is an heirloom family recipe that everyone loves! Make-ahead and freezer friendly!
Serves: 6
  • 8 ounces package elbow noodles, cooked and drained
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups homemade cream of chicken soup or (1 10¾ ounce can cream of chicken soup + 10¾ ounces of water)
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • 3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup pimento pepper, chopped (large jar)
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers, crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Mix the cooked noodles, cheese, cream of chicken soup (and water if using store-bought), onion, mayonnaise, and pimentos together in a large bowl. Spread into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix Ritz Crackers and melted butter until thoroughly blended. Sprinkle crackers on top of casserole.
  4. Bake at 350º F degrees until the cheese have melted and the top is golden brown, 30 minutes.
If using homemade cream of chicken soup, do not add water. If using store-bought cream of chicken soup, do add the water.
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