Martha was fond of her grandmother's unusual mac n' cheese, which included tomato soup and sour cream. In this version, Martha and her mom give it a more traditional spin.



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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish; set aside.

  • Warm the milk and tomato paste in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, cheddar cheese, and 1/2 cup Swiss cheese; set the cheese sauce aside.

  • Cover a large pot of salted water, and bring to a boil. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain well in a colander. Stir macaroni into reserved cheese sauce.

  • Pour mixture into prepared dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, and dot with butter. Bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 45 minutes. Serve hot with sour cream, if desired.

Reviews (4)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
This Mac & cheese has become a family tradition not only for me but for my daughter in law. It is delicious and very easy to make. I recommend it highly! Thanks Martha
Rating: 3 stars
I thought this was just okay. (Although I made this for a family dinner and my brother was thrilled that I let him take home the leftovers- he loved it!). I found it to be a little dry, and probably could have used a bit more salt.
Rating: Unrated
Tasty Mac
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If it is "Big Martha's" recipe I'm trying it. Everything she made looked so delicious!!!! She will be missed!