Buttermilk Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe
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Buttermilk Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

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"Once you tast this version of an all-time favorite comfort food, you may never make the regular kind again," notes Donna Fancher from Lawrence, Indiana. "It's my most-requested recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 6 eggs
  • 3-1/4 cups (13 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 307 calories, 23g fat (15g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0g fiber), 15g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the cheese, buttermilk, butter and salt. Add macaroni; toss to coat.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Buttermilk Mac N Cheese in Country Woman May/June 2004, p40

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mamasu8 252234
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"While melting the butter I added 1/2 onion diced and 4 oz. chopped green chilies. Everyone loved this recipe."

queenmommy87 61253
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2014

"I gave this recipe 2 stars only because it had decent flavor. Other than that I would say this is definitely more of egg dish than anything. It was not creamy and when I took it out of the oven and stirred it I immediately was disappointed and started to look for a last minute ditch to make for my family. I will not be making this egg and noodle cheese dish again."

acooley1 92331
Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"This tasted pretty good, but both my husband and myself were violently ill after eating it. I don't know if it was bad eggs, cheese, milk, or the combination of ingredients that didn't agree with us. I don't intend to find out by making it"

SimpleFoods 52710
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"I will try this again; however, because I added some flour as was suggested by a reviewer, it was very dense - not creamy at all. Next time I will not use flour, and possibly will use fewer eggs as another suggested? I love buttermilk, so I want this to be my go-to recipe for mac 'n cheese!"

Megala 58032
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"I love this recipe, but I made some major modifications to it. I'd never used more than 1 egg in any mac and cheese recipe before and the macaroni/egg ratio seemed low so I doubled the macaroni. Also, I love caramelized onions in mac and cheese along with panko bread crumbs so I added both. I also cut out a quarter the amount of butter and voila! Best ever!"

jmkasprak 58031
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"I agree that this is a custard-like recipe. However, it has great flavor if you use a nice sharp cheddar cheese."

KY_Cook 92263
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"OMG, I LOVE this recipe!!! :)"

ferndale52 79820
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"easy to make, more like a custard/souffle than traditional mac 'n' cheese. very rich so a little goes a long way."

hyoung0243 92329
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I grew up on baked mac-n-cheese, so when I ran across this recipe I was excited. It did not disappoint."

Dannysngirl 133367
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"Love this recipe!!! I make it often."

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