Cast Iron Macaroni and Cheese

Cast Iron Macaroni and Cheese

My husband would quickly tell you that my favorite meal would either consist entirely of macaroni and cheese or maybe just throw a good medium steak topped with onion and mushrooms on the side for some more protein.

So, since my younger son is teething and longs for soft foods, I decided today would be the day to make some homemade cheesy goodness for their dinner – and to have as a side to some leftover bbq sliders for my husbands dinner.



Cast Iron Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Pasta
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Serves: 6-8
Southern, baked, double the cheese, heavy cream - how delicious!
  • 1 box elbow pasta, cooked to al dente according to directions
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • 1½ cup heavy cream
  • 1½ cup whole milk
  • 7 oz grated sharp white cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup italian bread crumbs
  • 2 T cold unsalted butter
  • 2 oz shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to directions. Cook with oil and salted water - so your pasta doesn't clump together.
  2. In a 10 inch cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add in flour and whisk together until no clumps remain.
  3. Add in milk and cream and spices.
  4. Add in sharp cheddar.
  5. When all is blended together, fold in pasta.
  6. When pasta is all coated, sprinkle on Italian bread crumbs.
  7. Cut the butter in tiny pieces and place on top of the pasta.
  8. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese.
  9. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes until cheese on top is melted and browned.

Eat This: Spicy 3 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

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3 cheese mac

Macaroni and Cheese will live on in my taste buds as one of the best foods in the world.  Blue box or baked – if there is mac and cheese at a table, you can assure yourself that I will have some on my plate.

So, looking through my pantry and fridge this afternoon, I made up this one to take to community group tonight.  Enjoy it – and long live macaroni and cheese!

Spicy 3 Cheese Mac
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort, Pasta
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Serves: 6
Creamy macaroni and cheese sure to please
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 6 T unsalted butter
  • 3 T flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 T stone ground mustard
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • ½ cup uncooked oats or wheat bread crumbs,
  • ¼ tsp sage
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¾ cup Italian cheese blend
  • 2 T butter, chopped
  1. Bring water to boil for pasta - include olive oil and salt to flavor water. Cook until done - about 8 minutes.
  2. In another pan, heat butter until melted. Add in flour and stir until combined about 2 minutes. Add in milk and bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in cream cheese and cheddar cheese and mustard. Then add in cooked pasta.
  4. Place in greased casserole.
  5. Top with Italian cheese.
  6. Top with oats (crushed in food processor) and seasonings.
  7. Dot with butter.
  8. Cook uncovered at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until brown and melted gooeyness.