Is there any more perfect food than macaroni and cheese? Hot, gooey, melted cheese blended in perfect harmony with your favorite pasta. If I had to describe macaroni and cheese, I would use words like consoling, warming, comforting, invigorating, restorative and heart-warming. (Also words that I've used to describe my husband, by the way.) 😳😬😂
A big dish of baked macaroni and cheese acted as a beautiful main dish for a lot of busy nights when my kids were little. It's a Davis family favorite for sure. It's also a great side dish for almost any main course. I can't even think of a chicken, beef or fish dinner that I wouldn't want to serve alongside a heaping helping of creamy macaroni and cheese.
There are a lot of different ways to make a great macaroni and cheese. You can make it on the stovetop, in the oven, in a crock pot or even with an instapot. I've seen recipes for macaroni and cheese with pumpkin, chorizo, cauliflower, lobster, eggs, bacon and pear. As if that didn't offer enough mac and cheese possibilities, there are endless cheese choices to make when it comes to creating a unique macaroni and cheese. Are you a blue cheese, gruyere, cheddar or a spicy jalapeno cheese fan?
Macaroni and cheese dishes are as unique as each and every family who eats it. As for my family - we love super cheesy and creamy, oven baked macaroni and cheese. I like to combine a couple of different cheeses to create more depth of flavor and a dash or two of hot sauce is my favorite way to "kick it up." 🤫
Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded American cheese
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups elbow macaroni
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups water
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons hot sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Put pan under broiler until top is browned. Serve.
Disclaimer: You can't make this recipe just once. When you make this macaroni and cheese for you family - they WILL love it and you WILL have to make it over and over again. Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food and everyone has their own favorite version. This one is mine. Enjoy!
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