I had tried plenty of home made mac & cheese recipes before I made this one, and this one has quickly become my family's favorite. I found it over at South Your Mouth.
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
8 ounce uncooked ziti
1 egg, beaten
1 cup sour cream
5 oz can evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups (12 0z by weight) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1. Cook pasta in liberally salted water per package instructions for al dente preparation (slightly undercooked). Drain pasta and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, whisk egg, sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl until well combined and smooth. Add pasta and 2 cups cheese then toss to coat.
3. Add mixture to a small baking dish (about 1.5 quart). Top mixture with remaining one cup of cheese. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until brown and bubbly (about 35-40 minutes).
This serves 4-6.
Next time I make this for a meatless meal, I plan to double the recipe (and the dish), and add some peas and carrots to it.
~ Patty ~