Mac n cheeseThis macaroni and cheese is the “Sho Nuff” ultimate comfort food and has got to be the best I have ever flopped a lip over. I got the idea of not boiling the pasta first out of a magazine. I will never boil my mac before baking it again. Boiling the mac makes the mac dry as hell. This recipe leaves your pasta moist, creamy and delicious. This method allows the pasta to soak up all of the yummy white sauce. You are really going to like this one folks.

The Sister’s Mac N Cheese

You will need-
1 pound macaroni, uncooked
1 ½ cups Monterey Jack Cheese
1 cup sharp cheddar
1 stick butter, divided
¼ cup flour
2 cups milk, divided
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups water
1 cup Panko
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and white pepper to taste
Cayenne (optional)

How to make-
Get your oven preheated to 400 degrees. Spray a 13x9x2 casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour macaroni into casserole dish. That’s right you are not going to boil the macaroni first, just pour it in. Trust me when I say that it makes a huge difference. Boiling the mac and then baking it makes the pasta dry as hell. We don’t like dry mac and cheese. Back to what you need to do- Add the Monterey Jack cheese to the macaroni and set to the side. Get you a large boiler or skillet out and add ½ stick of butter. After butter has melted, slowly whisk flour in. Next, you are going to want to slowly add about ½ cup of milk. Continue to stir until your arm feels like it is about to fall off, about 10 minutes. Add remaining milk and cream and simmer for another 10 minutes. Season this goodness with some salt and white pepper. If you are feeling spicy, add you a little cayenne to taste. Next you are going to want to add water and then pour this fabulous sauce over the macaroni and cheese and do not stir. Did you hear me, do not stir? Cover tightly with foil and bake for 25 minutes, or until macaroni is tender. This dish would be great just like this, but I told you that it would be the best mac and cheese you ever flopped a lip over. So, I am going to take this dish to the next level of goodness. Add remaining butter, panko and garlic to a skillet and stir for a few minutes, just until bread crumbs are lightly toasted and have absorbed the butter. When time is up, remove foil, add bread crumb mixture and then top with remaining cheese. Oh yeah, now we are talking about the real deal right here. Leave foil off and pop back in the oven and let cook for about 10 minutes or so. Let cool before wrapping your lips around it. I hope you enjoy this wonderful comfort food.