This simple Mac & Cheese recipe is oh so good, and oh so adaptable to your particular tastes. We had this for dinner last night for the 15th time (because when you write a blog post about a recipe, you instantly crave it!) and it was so yummy.
I’ve adapted this original recipe from Just a Taste, but have definitely made this original recipe a few times, without modification, and it’s really good too! You can’t go wrong.
But each time I’ve made this, I’ve cooked it in my cast iron skillet. And that’s been the game changer. Once the macaroni is covered in the cheese sauce, I stick it under the broiler (at 400F) for about 10 minutes to get the top nice and browned. I have even added some bread crumbs before sticking it in the oven for extra crunch. YUM!
A note on portions. The recipe, as is, makes a ton of food! I’ve successfully halved this recipe and it’s just the right amount of food for us, plus a smidge for leftovers.
Some additions I’ve mixed in at various times with DELICIOUS success:
Diced Onions and Garlic
Caramelized Onions (a little extra effort, but OH so good!)
Sun-dried Tomatoes (1/4 cup; halve if halving whole recipe)
Bread Crumbs (1/4 cup; halve if halving whole recipe)
Smoked Cheddar for some of the Sharp Cheddar
Wilted Fresh Spinach
So when I say that this recipe is REALLY adaptable, I mean it!
Are you a big Mac & Cheese fan like me? Favorite additions to your “cheesy noodles”? Let me know!
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