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, 0 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 User ID: 5107062 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 User ID: 7838068 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 User ID: 62623 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 User ID: 7160373 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 User ID: 6829183 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 User ID: 2880256 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 User ID: 1619535 92263
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

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

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 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 User ID: 5984074 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 User ID: 4510201 133367
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

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

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