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When musician John Legend visited Martha, he shared this recipe for his favorite Southern comfort food.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 1092



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  • candaced8997970
    11 FEB, 2018
    It was delicious! I added different cheeses and added bread crumbs for a more crispy textured topping.
  • lgillcpa1
    14 JUN, 2016
    Bad recipe. I made this for the Girl Scout troops for the 1st time based on the reviews. It didn't taste bad but the presentation was not good. The milk curdled up so it did not look appetizing. How embarrassing. All ingredients were recently bought. I've had better Mac & Cheese made in crock pots! If someone knows why it curdled up, please let me know how to fix it.
    • tiffanyliconag
      22 DEC, 2017
      Are you sure it was curdled milk and not just the cooked eggs that are baked into it? That can give a similar appearance (and it's why I hate adding eggs to baked mac & cheese!)
  • ALR5374335DW
    19 DEC, 2017
    This recipe was delicious!!!
  • ALR5374335DW
    19 DEC, 2017
    This recipe was delicious!!!
  • rosalieherring
    23 NOV, 2013
    Absolutely delicious and relatively easy mac n' cheese recipe. I believe that there is an error in the ingredients though. Only 3 cups of macaroni?? That's completely crazy for three bags of cheese! I followed recipe to the tee the first time and it was cheesy overload (albeit yummy). I nearly doubled the pasta the next time and it was great and seemed like a more appropriate proportion. I do use shells instead of elbow macaroni but can't imagine that accounts for the difference.
    • lizzlebet
      24 NOV, 2017
      I agree that there seems to be too little macaroni....
    • MS12520971
      14 FEB, 2016
      Nope, it's correct. The ratio I use for all mac & cheese recipes is 2:1 & that's what this is: 24 oz. cheese to 12 oz. (3 cups) dry pasta.
    • copyska
      27 AUG, 2015
      Re: ratio of macaroni to cheese -- what I read from the recipe is 3 cups of uncooked macaroni, which would yield much more when cooked. Then the three packages of cheese would be appropriate, no?
      • amynthys
        23 NOV, 2015
        Correct. Atleast that's what I got from it.
  • cehupp16
    23 NOV, 2017
    I make this recipe for large groups (double the recipe) all the time and it is a huge crowd-pleaser. My kids love it and have learned to make it for their own holiday gathering. Try this and your kids will love it!
  • MS10395286
    1 SEP, 2017
    By far the best macaroni and cheese recipe I've tried. Normally I follow the recipe exactly. But once in a while I add whatever cheeses I have on hand. Still comes out great! Family favorite for sure.
  • MS10255553
    5 APR, 2017
    Please make it possible for us to print recipes with a button
    • carollyk1
      11 MAY, 2017
      Save a tree and don't print! You can always get the recipe right here! ;-)
    • mhays081656852
      1 MAY, 2017
      Yes plz
  • carolkelley63
    9 FEB, 2017
    This is very much like my mom's macaroni and cheese recipe. I am lucky enough to have one of her old cookbooks with this recipe written in Mama's hand inside the front cover. We still have that on special occasions when the family is all gathered and it's always a hit.
  • TheGreatBambi
    16 DEC, 2016
    Made this recipe for the 4th time this year and it was great. I halfed the recipe and it was the perfect size for a family of 4 adults with left overs for 2 lunches the next day. Served with candied yams, sauted kale, and ham. I think using freshly shredded cheese vs. the kind already shredded in the bag makes a difference. The bag kind seems to not be as creamy.

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