I’m not kidding guys. When I put a bite of this Mac and Cheese in my mouth the first time, I literally stopped to shout hallelujah. Okay not really, but I’m telling you it is SO CREAMY AND SO CHEESY and so worth it.
I take my food photographs on the porch for the best light. My neighbor Tyrone is always coming over to see what I’ve made (and hoping for a taste of course). He came over when I was taking pictures of this Mac and Cheese and said, “Oh, I make the BEST mac and cheese.”
I said “No, Tyrone. This Mac and Cheese is better than yours.”
And that’s how this happened:
Here we are at our block party last weekend. I was like, Tyrone, if you seriously think your mac and cheese is better than mine, then we need to put this to a vote. So we each brought a pan to the block party and made people pick which one they liked better. Despite an entire week of trash-talking me, I DESTROYED HIM. See those 2 X’s for his mac and cheese? One was a pity vote from me.
The recipe is from my awesome friend Hannah. One night I stayed home sick (first trimester blues) on a night that the Young Women at church were having an activity (Hannah and I are their counselors). They made this mac and cheese and doorbell ditched me a big bowl of it.
Eric brought it to me and when I smelled it I almost lost my lunch. But then the next day I was in the mood for it (being pregnant is SO WEIRD). I tried it and could not believe how amazing it was. I had never had mac and cheese like this!
Want to know the secret? The recipe calls for a half pound of cheese to be layered in between the saucy noodles. See this cheese stretch? HALF A POUND GUYS:
I went to a restaurant a while back and had the mac and cheese. Here’s how they described it on their menu:
Mac & Cheese $8
bacon / hella cheese / bread crumbs
I’m a mac and cheese purist, so you won’t find any bacon in this recipe, but when Hannah told me that there was a half pound of cheese layered in the center, I definitely thought of this menu description. It’s perfectly appropriate. ALL THE CHEESE.
Oh and just in case you thought this wasn’t decadent enough, it calls for CREAM in place of some of the regular milk. We may be dying young, my fellow Americans, but we will die happy. Fat and so, so happy.
Source: This recipe is from my girl Hannah. Thanks for sharing Hannah!!
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