Cast iron mac and cheese is the perfect recipe to place on the table for a Thanksgiving side. It’s so creamy not to mention how quick and easy this skillet Mac and cheese is to recreate! We start this baked Mac and cheese recipe by making a nice creamy cheese sauce to smother over those elbow noodles. Well, enough of my babbling. Let’s create the ultimate comfort food.
This perfect baked mac recipe of mine was a hit when I posted it. It’s filled with a ton of different cheeses that will have your tastebuds jumping up and down for joy. The cream sauce itself is incredibly delicious. When making this recipe, the only thing you will need is your appetite. Haha, it is seriously that good. This Southern macaroni will pair perfectly with my buttermilk fried chicken and southern green beans.
The ingredients in this baked macaroni recipe is pretty lengthy, but I promise you will love this recipe!
Heavy Whipping Cream- Smoother Mac and cheese cream sauce.
Whole milk- This will help to make the cream sauce a lot thicker.
Elbow noodles- Honestly, you can use any type of pasta noodles you like in this homemade macaroni.
Flour- Allows the gravy to become thick.
Butter-Adds an immense amount of flavor.
Types of Cheese-Sharp shredded Cheese, Gouda Cheese, and Asiago Cheese
Sour cream- makes the mac and cheese a lot creamier l.
Egg-Adding eggs to this recipe isn’t required, but it’s definitely recommended.
Chicken Stock-To boil noodles. Doing this will give your noodles an indescribable amount of flavor!
Seasonings- Black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. All of these seasonings work together to combine the perfect amount of flavor.
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To make this cast iron Mac and cheese, you first need to start with a nice creamy cheese sauce base. To do that, you will first need to gather all your ingredients and place them to the side, so this can be a smooth baking experience.
You will only need a cast iron skillet for this recipe and, of course, the other food ingredients. That’s pretty much all you will need to make this cast iron skillet mac and cheese.
Store this tick-tok Tok Mac and cheese in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. You can also store this cast iron Mac and cheese in a ziplock bag. You know the real deal ziplock bags like Hefty.
Cast iron skillet mac and cheese can be pretty hard to bring back to life after you have allowed it to cool but don’t worry, I have a solution. Place your cast iron Mac and cheese in an oven-safe container. Just add in a small amount of butter, and place in the oven for 30 seconds. Lastly, take it out of the oven then stir the Mac and cheese. Place it back in the oven until it reaches your desired temperature.
Yes, you can freeze Mac and cheese. You will need to place the mac and cheese in an airtight ziplock bag and place it in the fridge. I would portion the amount of macaroni out, being careful not to add too much in one ziplock bag.
Yes, you can. You can use water, butter, cream cheese, or sour cream, just to name a few replacements.
For this Mac and cheese recipe, you can choose to use whatever cheese you like, but I prefer to use sharp shredded cheese, Gouda cheese, and Asiago cheese. When you combine all these cheeses together, you will have one of the best-cast iron skillet mac and cheese.
For my Mac and cheese recipe, I used elbows noodles. I have used other noodles, such as rigatoni and penne, just to name a few.
This cast iron mac and cheese will be a huge hit and a delicious recipe for everyone to enjoy.
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If you liked this recipe, you should try pairing it with my bbq beef ribs.
Well, until next time, folks.
Last Updated on November 13, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: November 10, 2023
November 10, 2023