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Buttermilk Mac and Cheese is the best ever, oven-baked macaroni and cheese.  The addition of eggs to this old-fashioned macaroni and cheese lends to a fluffy version that will have your family and friends asking for more. 
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Buttermilk Mac and Cheese

Buttermilk Mac and Cheese is the best ever, oven-baked macaroni and cheese.  The addition of eggs to this old-fashioned macaroni and cheese lends to a fluffy version that will have your family and friends asking for more.  Be prepared to be asked to make this for all future holiday, pitch-ins and gatherings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked mac and cheese, buttermilk mac and cheese, buttermilk macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese wih tuna, oven mac and cheese
Servings: 12
Calories: 283kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs; stir in shredded cheese, buttermilk and salt.
  • Add melted butter and cooked elbow macaroni and mix well.
  • Pour into prepared dish. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Notes

  • Cook and drain elbow macaroni before adding to this mac and cheese casserole. I typically cook it to a little less than al dente since it can finish cooking in the oven. 
  • Buttermilk might be an ingredient you keep on hand, so feel free to make your own. I do this all the time. Fill up your measuring cup with regular milk just below the 2 1/2 cup mark; add lemon juice or vinegar (approximately 1 tablespoon). Let sit for around 5 minutes to thicken.
  • If you are concerned about your baked macaroni and cheese getting cooked through with all those eggs, use a digital thermometer to check the temperature.  The internal temperature should at least be 160 degrees F. 
  • I can totally appreciate a skillet mac and cheese too.  If that's your cup of tea, check out this version.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 744IU | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 1mg