This particular macaroni and cheese recipe has a special trick: baking it! No whisking a roux, no worrying about burning the milk… there’s basically zero elbow grease required for this decadent and indulgent family-friend dinner. Just put everything into the baking dish, kick your feet up, grab a glass of wine, and let your oven do all the work!
The only part that was a little tedious was cubing the cheese. I bet you can buy it pre-cubed or even have the deli do it for you, if you want to officially make this your easiest dinner in the rotation. If you’re one of those people who is always prepared, you can do the cubing ahead of time!
Of course this baked macaroni and cheese is the perfect side dish, but let’s be honest — the appropriate serving size is an entire plate full. If you add a salad on the side you can even eat it guilt free! That’s how diets work, right? Nevermind, I don’t want to know. 🙂
In our house, macaroni and cheese is a crowd favorite among both children and adults. As the recipe is listed below, it’s pretty spicy. If you’d like to make it more kid friendly or for anyone who is spice averse, simply exchange the Pepper Jack for Monterey Jack cheese.