I love easy recipes, and when it's time to make something to take to a party or tailgate, this is my go-to recipe.
My kitchen stays neat preparing it, and there's not much to do. One thing I can promise is that it will be devoured.
Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
NANCY’S FAV ONE DISH MAC & CHEESE
· 2 (8 ounce) blocks of cheese
o I usually pick one hard cheese like sharp cheddar, and one softer cheese like gouda or Monterey Jack. Go wild! It always turns out.
· 2 cups uncooked big elbow macaroni
· 1 ½ cups half-and-half
· salt and ground black pepper to taste
· ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
· ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
· ½ cup milk (or just enough to loosen up the mixture to get it creamy)
Preheat the oven to 350F
Cube the blocks of cheese and place in the center of an ungreased, 9-inch square baking dish. Pour pasta into the dish around the cheese blocks. Pour half-and-half directly on top of the pasta and stir until coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then top with shredded cheeses.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Pull the dish out of the oven, stir it around then add a bit of milk to loosen it up enough that it’s well combined. It might look ready to eat now, but don’t.
Return to the oven and cook until golden and bubbly, about 25 minutes more. Now, it’s time to enjoy!