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Mac cheese

Mrs. Truman's Recipes from the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, public domain government resource—original source of recipe

This is one of Bess Truman's favorite dishes. Bess Truman had a well-equipped kitchen and often prepared breakfast or lunch for her family. The Trumans also employed several African American women who cooked for the family.



  1. Cook macaroni. Drain and cool.
  2. Place layer of macaroni in baking
  3. Dish, then add layer of cheese. Repeat layers.
  4. Combine milk and egg. Pour over macaroni and cheese.
  5. Dot with butter.