How Macaroni and Cheese Was Prepared in 1807

Justine Dorn of Early American prepared a meal that included an 1807 recipe for the now-ubiquitous dish of macaroni and cheese. The meal also contained a beef pie and greens.

Beef steak pie, mustard greens, and a dish that bears a striking resemblance to what we’d now call macaroni and cheese. See how food has changed while we show you how meals were prepared by those who came before us.

1807 Macaroni and Cheese

The recipe came from The Housekeeper’s Instructor by Charles Millington.

1807 Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Here’s the whole meal.

1807 Macaroni and Cheese Meal
Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.