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Macaroni and Hoop Cheese Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Southern style Macaroni and Hoop Cheese. Hoop Cheese is an old Southern favorite, still found in old Country Stores. Easy to make.



1 box Elbow Macaroni (8oz)
1 lb. Hoop Cheese
1 cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
1 can Evaporated Milk (12oz)
1 teaspoon Ground Mustard
1 teaspoon Paprika


Prepare pasta, cooking 4 minutes less than package directions.
Butter bottom and sides of baking dish.
Grate the cheese.
Drain and rinse cooked pasta.
Place drained pasta in a large mixing bowl.
Add mayonnaise.
Add milk.
Add ground mustard.
Add paprika.
Add 3/4ths of the grated cheese.
Mix together until fully combined.
Spread pasta mixture in baking dish.
Top with reserved cheese.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
Remove and let rest 10-15 minutes.
Serve warm.


Can’t find Hoop Cheese in your area? You can substitute with a sharp or mild cheddar if need be.

Keywords: Hoop Cheese, macaroni, mac and cheese, Duke's mayonnaise, easy mac and cheese