photograph by Matt Hulsman

8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
½ pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup sour cream
¼ cup butter
½ cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish. Combine macaroni, cheese, salt, pepper, sour cream, and ¼ cup butter. Pour mixture into casserole dish. Combine bread crumbs and butter, and sprinkle on top. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4 servings.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.