How can you go wrong with Paula Deen?
I took her base recipe from here and tweaked it just a smidgen. And, BOY, was it good!
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (this will be more than an 8oz box)
4 Tbsp butter, cut into pieces
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
~Boil macaroni in plenty of water about 7 min (you still want it be slightly firm). Drain.
~In lg saucepan heat butter, cheese and milk until cheese melts.
~Add sour cream, soup, salt, pepper and dry mustard stirring on low heat until hot.
~Mix with cooked pasta and pour into a buttered baking dish. (I used a 9x13)
~Sprinkle with panko breadcrumbs to taste.
~Bake at 4oo until bubbly and brown.
**I'm going to experiment with different cheese next time! Can you say "chipotle cheddar"?! Or I might add bacon and garlic...the possibilities are endless!