“Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” – Mitch Hedberg
Macaroni and cheese for adults is still just macaroni and cheese. It’s not orange powder in a box of 69 cent noodles – it’s a proper macaroni and cheese.
First things first, and this is the hardest part, get yourself a bunch of cheese and some macaroni.
Any pasta will do and basically any cheese works as well. Just don’t use American (processed) cheese. If you’re going to use that stuff you’re better off with the orange powder.
Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients
To keep things simple I would recommend just going with a nice sharp cheddar cheese – it’s relatively cheap and you can find it just about everywhere.
You will also need:
- Bread crumbs
- Heavy cream
- Powdered garlic
Parsley is optional but it will make the whole thing look more delicious when it’s finished.
Preparing Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees while also cooking your pasta – about one pound should do. Place the pasta back in your pot. While this is all happening you should have plenty of time to grate a whole bunch of cheese. Once again, about a pound should be enough.
Pour half a cup of bread crumbs on your pasta and stir it all together.
In a large saucepan combine one and a half cups of heavy cream with one cup of milk over medium-low heat. Slowly pour in your cheese and stir it in the mix. Be patient, if you rush it this could be seriously disastrous. You should add some cheese, stir a bit, add more cheese and so on.
Be sure to save a small amount of cheese, you’re going to need it later.
Once your cheese is all melted into the milk you can pour the mixture over the macaroni and stir some more. Add a teaspoon of powdered garlic and a quarter teaspoon of both salt and pepper, stir some more. Add a tablespoon and a half of parsley, and stir even more.
Now pour the whole thing into a casserole dish and pat it down with a spatula so it fits snugly. Sprinkle any remaining cheese on top, and then top the whole thing with another quarter to half a cup of breadcrumbs. These will toast during the baking process.
Bake in the oven for about thirty five minutes and enjoy your delicious macaroni and cheese minus neon orange powder.
Feel free to add bacon. Everything’s better with bacon.
In fact, you can even wrap macaroni and cheese into a bacon weave to get the weirdest but greatest taco ever.
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