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Copycat Mary Mac’s Tea Room Macaroni & Cheese

Copycat Mary Mac's Tea Room Oven Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Mary Mac’s Tea Room is an institution in Atlanta and Flora has made this dish for 35 years! It’s the gold standard for Southern oven baked macaroni and cheese – and luckily – it’s super quick and easy to make!
4.25 from 240 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Entree, Side
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 354 kcal


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp salted butter melted
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 pound cooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray square baking dish with non-stick spray
  • In large bowl, whisk the eggs.
  • Add evaporated milk, salt, pepper, sugar, butter and hot sauce to eggs and whisk
  • Spread half of macaroni in the baking dish
  • Pour half of the milk mixture on top of the noodles 
  • Spread half of the cheese mixture on top. 
  • Repeat the layers of noodles, milk and cheese – ending with the cheese. 
  • Sprinkle paprika over the cheese
  • Bake for  35 minutes until set. 



Calories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 29.3gProtein: 17.4gFat: 18.9gSaturated Fat: 11.4gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 458mgPotassium: 284mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7.8gCalcium: 382mgIron: 1mg
Keyword copycat, macaroni and cheese, pasta
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