Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Sigh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE macaroni and cheese. It is my love language, my one and only, my ultimate comfort food, and my favorite food. Here on the blog I have a really simple, easy recipe for macaroni and cheese…..but….For a little more time and commitment, you can have THIS baked mac and cheese, which is the ultimate food in my book. Not only is it smooth, creamy, deliciously delectable, awesome, wonderful, and the best thing ever, it is also relatively healthy when made with coconut milk. That being said, let’s move on to what the public thought about this delicacy. This episode of Delicious Food 101 features The Chef, Queenbee, and Friar Tyst.

The Chef: “Queenbee, what do you think about the macaroni?” Queenbee: “Mmmm….it’s very good.” The Chef: “Well, that says it all doesn’t it?”

The Chef: “Friar Tyst, your thoughts and opinions?” Friar Tyst: “It was real cheesy.” The Chef: “Granted, anything else?” Friar Tyst: “I thought it tasted like macaroni on a spring day.” 

The Ingredients: 2 cups macaroni, 2 cups evaporated or coconut milk, 10 oz. condensed cheese soup, 3 tbsp. butter, 3 tbsp. pastry flour, 2 tbsp. sour cream, 1 cup grated Colby cheese, 1-2 tsp. dry or spicy brown mustard, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. no salt seasoning, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1/2 tsp. garlic.

Boil macaroni for 5-8 minutes or until it is halfway cooked, remove it from the heat and set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan and add flour, whisk together and cook for a couple of minutes. be careful to not let it burn. Add the milk and whisk until thickened. Now add the spices and the cheese soup, whisk slowly but constantly until well combined. Remove from the heat and mix together the sauce and noodles in a casserole pan. Top with the grated cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Look at that comforting cheesy goodness!:)

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