Down South Delight: The Ultimate Southern Mac And Cheese Recipe

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Classic Southern Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

– 1 lb macaroni noodles
– 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
– 1/2 cup butter
– 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
– 4 cups milk
– Salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

1. Cook the macaroni noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to create a roux.
3. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
4. Stir in 3 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Add the cooked macaroni noodles to the cheese sauce and stir until well combined.
7. Pour the mac and cheese into a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
8. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.

Spicy Cajun Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

Southern Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe
Southern Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

– 1 lb macaroni noodles
– 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
– 1/4 cup butter
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 cups milk
– 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
– 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
– 1/2 cup diced onions

Steps:

1. Cook the macaroni noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to create a roux.
3. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
4. Stir in the pepper jack cheese, Cajun seasoning, bell peppers, and onions until melted and smooth.
5. Add the cooked macaroni noodles to the cheese sauce and stir until well combined.
6. Pour the mac and cheese into a baking dish and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly.

BBQ Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

– 1 lb macaroni noodles
– 2 cups shredded smoked gouda cheese
– 1/4 cup butter
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 cups milk
– 1 cup BBQ pulled pork
– 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Steps:

1. Cook the macaroni noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour to create a roux.
3. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
4. Stir in the smoked gouda cheese until melted and smooth.
5. Add the cooked macaroni noodles, BBQ pulled pork, and green onions to the cheese sauce and stir until well combined.
6. Pour the mac and cheese into a baking dish and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly.