This mac and cheese recipe is one of the easiest, and most delicious, side dishes. EVER. Alex tells me it is “cheesy, delicious and great for pool parties” which means she will invite people over so I have an excuse to make it. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way. A small pan (half of the recipe below) will feed six easily. It is good hot from the oven, cold from the fridge, and reheated in the microwave with a splash of milk to give it back some of its sauciness. You can put it together pretty quickly – less than a half hour – and it is hard to beat the “ooohhhh” you’ll hear from everyone when you put it on the table.
It is my “go to” dish when we are bringing something to a barbecue. I assemble the mac and cheese at home and bake it at the host’s house. This is virtually impossible to foul up and can be kept in the oven for an hour if the burgers aren’t done on time (and they never are). Just turn the oven down to 250 and this pan of goodness will hang out until you’re ready. You’ll have a line of people following you from the oven to the food table. Just be sure to leave the pot holders on the edges of the pan because the vultures are coming.
The Mother of All Mac and Cheese is also an unmitigated nutritional disaster. Embrace the saturated fat. We normally eat pretty healthy at my house so a dish like this doesn’t appear on our regular dinner menu. If I am cooking something like this, I am doing it right. No reduced fat cream cheese or sour cream and real stick butter (none of the buttery stuff from a plastic tub). You’ll note that there’s no added salt but the cheese covers that one pretty well on its own. When you make it, be sure to share.
The Mother of All Mac and Cheese
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