Stove Top  Mac & Cheese

Why you'll love  this recipe:

Stovetop recipe = more oven space! –Four delectable cheeses – Perfect as a holiday side dish or even a main course.


For this recipe you will need: pasta, cream cheese, butter, hot sauce, cajun seasoning, gruyere, milk, gouda, white cheddar, crackers, & flour.

Make a Blonde Roux.  Melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour slowly, stirring out all the lumps. Cook while stirring for about 5 minutes, allowing roux to darken slightly to a white sand color.


Make a Béchamel.  Whisk in warmed milk until incorporated & mixture is smooth. Bring to a simmer, lower heat, then continue to cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.


Seasoning the sauce.  Add cajun seasoning & hot sauce to pan.


Fold in the cheese & pasta. Add white cheddar, gouda, gruyere, & cream cheese slowly while stirring. Stir until cheese is melted into sauce & remove from heat. Salt & pepper to taste.


Prepare yourself. You are about to experience the creamiest & cheesiest mac & cheese of your life!


Make the topping. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add crumbled crackers. Toast over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle over the top of the mac and & cheese.


Now you've got the perfect side dish for your holiday meal and you still have plenty of oven space! Click below for the full recipe.

Pair this recipe with Sous Vide Cajun Turkey Breast! Coated in cajun spices, butter, & fresh herbs, then cooked with a precision cooker until moist & flavorful - perfect for your holiday main course!

Looking for another side dish idea? Try this Roasted Green Beans & Brussel Sprouts - Perfectly tender but crisp brussels sprouts & green beans tossed with fresh basil, lemon zest, & a hint of garlic.

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