Eat // Mac N Cheese

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Behold! The recipe to some pretty tasty Mac n Cheese by my madre. She's the greatest. And tastiest. You have to try this stuff. Also...forgive me for not taking good pictures...I mean. I'm not good at that shiz. Without further ado...

Mom's Mac N Cheese 


3 cups of Elbow Mac
2 cans of chicken broth
1/4 cup of flour
5 strips of bacon (or as many as you want...or if you don't want bacon you can choose whatever meat you like...p.s. you don't even have to use meat.)
1 block of cream cheese
1 cup of sharp cheddar (I used Smoke Gouda and a Three Cheddar blend for the pot I just made)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
A squirt of dijon mustard or you could use 1/4 teaspoon of dry mustard OR you could leave the mustard out all together and add hot sauce or more garlic powder.
More cheese and bread crumbs (optional) for topping.

Now, this serves a family of six. I should have totally cut down the recipe, but Tyler gets really hungry so we managed.


  1. Boil the 3 cups of Elbow Mac in a well-salted pot of water for about 10 minutes. 
  2. In another sauce pan (I LOVE using my Bella Cast Iron Dutch Oven) 
  3. Pour one can of broth in a bowl, mason jar or whatever you have that you can mix in. Adfd the 1/4 cup of flour and whisk it all together until the flour has dissolved. Set aside. 
  4. In sauce pan, sauté chopped bacon until crispy. 
  5. Pour in the liquid that you just mixed together (the flour and chicken broth) 
  6. Whisk well until a thick slurry (gravy) has formed. 
  7. Add the block of cream cheese, 1 can of chicken broth, 1 cup of sharp cheddar, salt and pepper to taste, garlic powder, and dry mustard. 
  8. Whisk rapidly until the cream cheese has dissolved. 
  9. Taste for cheesiness and seasoning. Add more if needed. 
  10. Cover with breadcrumbs and cheese. To your liking of course. 
  11. Bake UNCOVERED at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the cheese is brown and bubbly on top. You'll know when it's done. It should look like this! 

Put a HEAPING spoonful of this on your plate. Eat with chicken, broccoli, garlic bread, whatever you like we do for you.


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