Mac and Cheese

There are things which just go together perfectly.  Naturally.  Like they’re meant to be.

Peanut butter and jelly.  Peanut butter and chocolate.  Peanut butter and a spoon.

Or is it just me?

Maybe I need to look into this whole peanut butter obsession.

Where was I? Oh yes.  Things which go together well.

Here’s another one, one which doesn’t even involve peanut butter: Macaroni and cheese.

Oh yeah, baby.

I’ve posted about macaroni and cheese before.  I know it.  I’ve even posted this very recipe before.  But the pictures…um, how can I say this? Oh.  Right.  They sucked.  So here we are again.

Seriously.  What else can one do with all that cheese? Besides eat it, that is?

Oh.  Right.  They can mix it with hot, al dente macaroni and a few other ingredients and turn it into this madness:

Creamy.  Rich.  Tangy.

Stupid good.  And stupid easy, when it comes right down to it.

Alton Brown’s kind of a genius, but then we all knew that right? The kind of genius who benefits me tremendously with his knowledge but who I’m pretty sure would reduce me to tears because he seems pretty intimidating.  Seriously.  Have you ever seen him on Next Food Network Star?

Anyway, his stovetop mac and cheese recipe is ridiculously easy and insanely delicious.  You’ll never look at blue box the same again.

  34 Responses to “Alton’s Mac and Cheese”

  1. Oh my goodness!

    This sounds awesome!

    And looks really, really good.

    My mouth? Is watering!

  2. Omg this sounds divine. I may go to the store today so I can make it tonight.

  3. Jen, I love a nice and easy mac! You should link this up to my Mac and Cheese Quest!

  4. Anything involving cheese, pasta and easy, makes my list.

  5. So what time is dinner? ;)

    That looks ah-maze-ing!

  6. Oh, I’ve been looking for a good mac and cheese recipe. I even like that Kraft kind, but this looks divine!

  7. Bookmarked it! :) I love mac and cheese.

  8. Yes, Alton is a genius! I’ve been wanting to make this recipe. I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow so I might give it a try. Doesn’t Alton also have a baked macaroni recipe?

    ps. Goldfish crackers and peanut butter = awesome!!

  9. Oh honey, YUM! Pure torture but YUM! XO

  10. I try to stay away from pasta, but I have been eating nothing but the noodles this week! We went to Maggiano’s for our daughter’s birthday. she brought eight friends with her and thinking that teenagers eat a lot, my hubs and I ordered all kinds of dishes, family style. We have so many leftovers and I can’t get enough. Oy!

    And now this! I love me some macaroni and cheese, almost as much as I love peanut butter and chocolate. Oh and yeah, along with the pasta, we have a five pound bag of peanut butter m&m’s in the house. This has been a week of total debauchery.

  11. I LOVE homemade mac and cheese!

    Love, Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

    Stop by anytime!

  12. PS: following you on fb now!

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  13. I love this recipe!! Its my go to mac and cheese recipe and it never fails to be delicious!!!!

    • Isn’t it fabulous? Rob said “It’s so creamy! It’s not grainy or lumpy!”. Like I’m such a bad cook normally or something. ;)

  14. What a GREAT recipe! Thanks for sharing it at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you join me next week for another great party filled with amazing recipes!

  15. That looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.

  16. This looks so creamy and yummy! I love Alton Brown’s recipes!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. I just made this and you’re right – it rocks! I am participating in the Ultimate Mac and Cheese Challenge on September 7th and this is going to be the recipe I use. Of course I’ll be linking back to you! Thanks so much!!!

  18. I love mac n cheese forever and ever. This looks amazingly creamy and delicious!

  19. I’m a total sucker for all things macaroni and cheese. We love just about every variation of this dish we’ve ever tried here in our home! :) Thanks for bringing this by Friday Potluck.

  20. Who couldn’t just love this Mac N Cheese, looks like we could just reach out and have a big bite, hmmmmmm, wish I could It looks so good. Hope you will have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. Hi Jen! My post went up today! We LOVED this recipe! Thanks, again!!!

  22. Just wanted to let you know I featured your recipe on my blog today. There is a cooking challenge and last month it was for Macaroni and Cheese. The post is here if you’d like to check it out. Loved the recipe!

    • I can’t tell you how happy your post made me. Thank you for that. And oh my lord I want some of your mac and cheese!!! I could tuck into a bowl of that goodness right about now.

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