Macaroni and Cheese (easy)

What you’ll need

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar (hereby referred to as cheddar)
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack
  • Aluminum foil
  • 4 quart (at least) pot for boiling macaroni
  • Strainer

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Undercook the macaroni.

2.1 Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil.

4 quarts (at least of boiling water)

2.2 Add macaroni and cook according to directions a little under al dente.

1 pound macaroni

2.3 Transfer to a colander and run under cold water to arrest the cooking.

3. Assemble the dish.

3.1 In a large bowl, whisk milk and eggs.

2 cups whole milk
2 large eggs

3.2 Add macaroni, half of the cheddar, butter, salt and pepper into bowl, then stir.

2 cups cheddar
1 stick of melted butter
1.5 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

3.3 Add half of the macaroni mixture to a 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle 3/4 of the Colby jack evenly on top.

Cooked macaroni
1.5 cups Colby jack

3.4 Cover with aluminum foil, transfer to the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

aluminum foil

4. Broil.

4.1 Remove from oven. Have a visiting family member remove the aluminum foil for you so they get burned and you don’t. Ensure it’s someone you don’t care for.

4.2 Top the macaroni mixture with the remaining cheddar and remaining colby jack.

2 cups cheddar
1/2 cup colby jack

4.3 Broil on the top rack until the cheese is browned in spots, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch this or it’ll be gross and burnt instead of browned.

5. Remove and let it set for about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

1 Comment

  1. diancy says:

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