My favorite meal growing up was homemade mac and cheese. It is such a delicious, hearty, comfort food. My mom’s recipe is simple and yummy! Over the years, I have tweaked it and made it for my kiddos over and over. It is one of their favorite dinners (minus Seth, he’d rather have steak)! When I want a crowd pleaser, this is the recipe I turn to. It’s a great meal to whip together when you can’t think of what to make for dinner! Chances are you have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry.
The beauty of this recipe is you can use this recipe as a base, then add to it to create a fun new twist every time! Sometimes we like to add bacon, or a smokey cheese like gouda to give it some pizzaz. It’s also delicious with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Just one gives it a nice kick. Top it with crushed up butter crackers or potato chips. Yes, the possibilities are endless!
This past week, I made my kids individual ones in our heart bakers. They turned out so cute and even more delicious than normal. I think baking them in a smaller dish helped keep them the perfect consistency with the right amount of cheese in each bite! You could also use this large heart baker if you wanted. I usually put our’s in my Stuab 9 x 13 inch baker. I like that it has a lid to store the leftovers.
I hope you guys love this homemade mac + cheese recipe as much as our family! Happy baking!
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The Best Homemade Mac + Cheese Recipe