Soul Food Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Delight in Every Bite! Soul Food Macaroni and Cheese Recipes to Try

A combination of macaroni and cheese is one of the most popular and delectable soul food dishes. In this write-up, we tell you about some of the more popular variants of this dish.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Soul food is the traditional cuisine of the African-Americans. It involves the use of a variety of ingredients such as meat, vegetables, breads, and beverages. Macaroni and cheese are popular as 'American comfort food'. Macaroni is a form of dry pasta; cheese is a rich source of calcium as well as protein and phosphorus. Check out the following delightful soul food macaroni and cheese recipes.

Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese

Ingredients:
  • Elbow macaroni, 1 box (about 16 ounces)
  • Whole milk, 1 cup
  • Cheddar cheese, (1½ pounds, shredded)
  • Butter, 1 stick (unsalted and softened)
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Salt, a pinch
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Boil and cook the macaroni according to the package instructions. Drain the macaroni, and place it in the casserole plate.
  3. Add 1 pound of shredded cheddar cheese, softened butter, milk, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix all the ingredients. Add the remaining cheddar cheese over the top layer.
  4. Bake for nearly 1 hour until the top layer turns golden brown. Serve while hot.
Four Cheese Macaroni

Ingredients:
  • Elbow macaroni, (1 pound)
  • Cheddar cheese, ½ cup (2 ounces, mild, shredded)
  • Muenster or Gouda cheese, ½ cup (2 ounces, shredded)
  • Monterey Jack cheese, ½ cup (2 ounces, shredded)
  • Cheddar cheese, ½ cup (2 ounces, sharp, shredded)
  • Velveeta, 1 cup (8 ounces, cut into small cubes)
  • Half-and-half, 2 cups
  • Vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Eggs, 2 (large, lightly beaten)
  • Butter, 8 tablespoons, (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon)
  • Black pepper, 18 teaspoon (freshly ground)
  • Seasoned salt, ½ teaspoon
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Boil a large pot of salted water over high heat, and add the macaroni and oil to it.
  3. Allow it to cook for about 7 minutes, until the macaroni becomes tender. Drain the water.
  4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, and add the macaroni to it.
  5. In another bowl, mix together mild and sharp cheddar, Muenster, and Monterey Jack cheese.
  6. Add half-and-half, cubed Velveeta, shredded cheese, and eggs to the macaroni. Sprinkle salt and pepper for seasoning.
  7. Transfer it to a lightly buttered casserole. Sprinkle it with the remaining shredded cheese and 1 tablespoon of butter.
  8. Bake for about 35 minutes, and serve hot.
Low-fat Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:
  • Elbow macaroni, (4 ounces, dried)
  • Milk, 13 cup (fat-free)
  • American cheese, 4 slices, (low-fat, about ¾ ounces each)
  • Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon
  • Tub margarine, 2 tablespoons(light)
  • Mustard, 1 teaspoon, (prepared)
  • Red hot pepper sauce, 18 teaspoon
  • Salt, 18 teaspoon
Directions:
  1. In a large saucepan, cook the macaroni as per package instructions without the addition of salt and oil. Drain the water, and place the macaroni again in the saucepan.
  2. Add cheese, milk, margarine, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, hot pepper sauce, and salt to the saucepan.
  3. Cook over medium heat for about 8 - 10 minutes, until the cheese melts and the mixture becomes slightly thick. Keep on stirring frequently while cooking.
  4. Then remove it from the heat, and allow it to stand for about 5 minutes so that it becomes thicker. Serve hot.
A unique blend of macaroni and cheese can be an excellent choice for making various soul food recipes. With assistance from the above-mentioned recipes, prepare lip-smacking food and enjoy. Bon appétit!
Four Cheese Macaroni