Sweetie Pie’s Macaroni and Cheese

Here is some creamy, cheesy, delicious macaroni and cheese from a famous St. Louis soul food eatery!  It is hard to turn down a comfort food like this one. Try it—you’ll see what I mean.

Macaroni and cheese

Sweetie Pie’s Macaroni and Cheese

This copycat recipe is not their original recipe, but it is pretty close. Not everyone lives near, or can get to this famous St. Louis eatery. So now you can recreate your own version of this classic dish at home.

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Longhorn Steakhouse Macaroni and Cheese – This is a 4 cheese blend macaroni and cheese that also features just a touch of bacon.
Stouffers Macaroni and Cheese – this will remind you of the one you used to bake in the oven, it is cheesy goodness at its best.
Boston Market Macaroni and Cheese – this velvety smooth cheese is so hard to beat.
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese – One of my favorite recipes that I adore.
Martha Stewart Macaroni and Cheese – this one feature multiple types of cheese. This one is just plain decadent.

Sweetie Pie's Macaroni and Cheese

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  • Recipe Type: Casserole Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Pasta Recipes
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 8

Here is some creamy, cheesy, delicious macaroni and cheese from a famous St. Louis soul food eatery! It is hard to turn down a comfort food like this one. Try it—you’ll see what I mean.


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cans (12 ounce) evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 pound Colby cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese, cut into small chunks
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup shredded American or Mild Cheddar cheese


Heat oven to 350F.  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer the pasta to a 9×13-inch casserole dish. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the whole milk, evaporated milk and eggs. Mix with a fork until thoroughly combined. Add the butter and Colby, Monterey Jack, Sharp Cheddar, and Velveeta cheeses to the pasta. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the pasta. Season with salt, pepper and sugar, and toss. Sprinkle the top of the pasta with the remaining cup of American or Cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes (or until the top is lightly golden brown).

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  • mike

    this tastes like socks.followed recipe exactly except i strained noodles with a sock.nasty

  • mamakat

    Why are some of you people so rude! If you don’t like the recipe don’t use it. A copycat recipe is never exactly as the original but usually pretty close. I just don’t understand why all of the negativity when someone is just trying to share something they liked…we don’t all have the same taste but you never know if you will like something until you try it. Remember that old saying your mother taught you (or she should have anyway) “if you can’t say something nice then keep your mouth shut!”
    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Antbee

    Regarding white pepper, back in the day (and in this day to be correct), you used white pepper in dishes that were light in color as in mac & cheese, sauces and such. The addition of the small amount of white pepper could not have changed the taste to it being nasty! Something else may have been the problem.

    • stephaniemanley

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe. I personally love white pepper and the addition it makes. I often use the white pepper when I want some spice that is more sharp and more subtle.

  • Kelly

    I followed the directions and my Mac and cheese was awesome!! I’m Sorry some of y’all had a little issue or two. I wanted to try something different this year( 2014) and I did! The white pepper was not a problem and I made sure I tasted as I went along. My family enjoyed it. I’m glad I tried it. Yummmmmmm

    • stephaniemanley

      Kelly, I am happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe. I love the addition white pepper can add to a recipe. It is nice, a little spicy, and perfect for so many dishes. Thank you for giving this recipe a try.

  • Bossladi1

    This doesn’t look anything like sweetie pies mac & cheese

  • bria

    I made this with my own touch for easter and everyone loved it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kelliemurray65 Kellie

    Sweetie Pie’s recipe calls for sour cream…so in essence your recipe is not a copycat.

  • MrsCurrGill

    Ive made this several times and its a hit, but i never used white pepper either nor the velveeta…i use cracked black pepper and replace the velveeta with another type of shredded cheese. I love it!

    • Michelle Wilson

      I did too, and it turned out perfect. Next time I will add a little sour cream in it.

  • Sparked2Change

    Hi, it’s me again. I should have mentioned I did’t use “white pepper.” I used “black pepper” to taste. Other than that, I followed the recipe … and it was PERFECT!

  • Sparked2Change

    THE BEST! Made it last year for Thanksgiving after seeing her restaurant on “Diner’s Drive-Inn’s and Dive’s.” It was a hit with my family … who are picky eaters and usually don’t like much of nothing. :o)

    • MsDeborah

      I did the same and everyone loved it!

  • Zzflash44

    where is the sour cream?

  • Angelal

    this mac and cheese was delicious. my family loved it. took it to a pot luck and every one keep asking me to make it. im going to cut the butter next time andtry adding sour cream

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  • Michelle from Iowa

    Once you’ve had real homemade mac and cheese, the orangy looking box mix will never be the same! Plenty of cheese and buttered crumbs on top. We even made it for our Christmas dinner one year!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      I couldn’t agree more . Homemade Mac and Cheese is always best.

  • Sandy Rich

    I hated the White Pepper in this. I found another one by the same chef, but without the White Pepper and with 1 cup of sour cream. Got to be better!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      I never would have thought a small amount of white pepper could have turned someone off so much. Often spicier notes are used in Mac and Cheese to enhance its flavor.

    • Manugottaluvit

      I agree

  • Tracy

    I made this tonight as a trial for my Labor Day cookout and OMG it is so yummy! The creamiest mac and cheese I’ve ever had!

  • Donna

    I have never made a baked macaroni and cheese before ( only from the box )and have been anxious to make one so I finally got to try this one last night for dinner. Everyone loved it!! They said it’s a keeper! Will def make this again.

  • V. Gardner

    I had this dish at sweetie Pie about 3 months ago it is the best however she also put sour cream in her mac and cheese.

  • http://FoodNetwork Valerie

    Thank you Sweetie I made the Mac & Cheese and WOW!!! Everyone at dinner was like this is the best. Thanks! From Atlanta, GA

  • courtney

    I had this mac and cheese last summer when I visited Sweetie Pies…this was the best I’ve ever had, I’m so glad I can make it at home!

  • bri

    this looks so yummi :)