Ok, so since several of you asked about my DELICIOUS (yes, I am partial) macaroni and cheese I thought I would bless you with my recipe. I originally found it online but tweaked it a little. Without further ado, here is my recipe for macaroni and cheese.
The Best Mac & Cheese EVER!
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 (16 oz) package rigatoni
8 Tbs butter (1 stick)
4 cups shredded cheese (any kind you like)
1 1/2 cups half and half
16 oz Velveeta cheese
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Seasoned bread crumbs and extra shredded cheese for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil. Add olive oil.
Add the pasta. You can use any kind of pasta you want. Cook according to package directions.
I like rigatoni.
While the pasta is cooking I make the cheese sauce. You can do it this way or just make the pasta and then make the cheese sauce after it’s done. Either way, cube up the Velveeta.
In a medium saucepan melt the Velveeta cubes.
Next you will add your shredded cheese. I used Cheddar and Cheddar Jack. You can be a little fancier and use Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Muenster, etc.
Dump all 4 cups into the saucepan and stir occasionally.
Add the half and half. Keep stirring.
Add the eggs. Keep stirring.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Once all the cheese is melted the sauce is done. Set aside but stir occasionally.
Once the pasta is done cooking, drain well and return to the pot. Cut up the stick of butter.
Toss it in the pot. You can leave the heat off since the heat from the pasta and the pot will usually melt the butter fairly quickly.
Once the butter is melted put it in a 13x9 greased glass baking dish.
Although the cheese sauce looks good enough to eat as it is it will need to be poured over the noodles.
Like so. Mix up the noodles and cheese so everything is nice and covered with the cheesy goodness.
If you want to you can sprinkle some extra cheese and breadcrumbs on the top.
Like so. Now it’s ready to cook for about 35 minutes. It should be hot and bubbling and you will have to have someone hold you back because it will be too hard to not jump in the oven and eat it.
I just finished making mine and it is nice and cooled off so I’m outta here! Enjoy!