‘Top Winning Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese’ Will Blow Your Mind

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With all of the winter weight we’re probably going to put on with this next recipe, you can rest assured we’re making sure it’s worth it! Shared as the “Top Winning Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe” on the SimplyFoodByTy YouTube channel, the video below has been viewed more than 1.2 million times. In it, you’ll find the makings of one of the cheesiest comfort food dishes we’ve ever come across!

The SimplyFoodByTy channel on YouTube has recipes you’ll find drool-worthy, to say the least. With 80K subscribers, the owner shares his interest in great food, together with his passion for cooking it. Not only with the “Top Winning Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe” video have you hooked, but you’ll be scanning the channel for more great mixtures to make at home.

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Using one pound of elbow macaroni noodles, eight ounces of Monterey Jack, eight ounces of sharp cheddar, eight ounces of white cheddar, an eight-ounce package of cream cheese, eight ounces of mozzarella, and 16 ounces of Velveeta cheese, this dish has to have some sort of record for dairy ingredients! SimplyFoodByTy touches on the importance of using a full-fat content butter for this recipe, as well as the value in not overcooking your noodles. Then the video goes on to express how rinsing of the noodles isn’t necessary, considering the value of the starch in the final product. He also uses whole milk and half-and-half, continuously mixing so that there aren’t any lumps or clumps in the roux. The rest of the instructions are fairly easy to follow, incorporating the cheese into the mixture prior to mixing the sauce with the noodles and adding (yes, adding,) another eight-ounce bag of shredded sharp cheddar to the top of this dish before baking.

We don’t know how you feel about this being called a “southern” recipe, but honestly, as far as Texas goes, this could fast become a staple this winter! Will it be costly? Absolutely! But will it be worth it? You bet! Take a shot at this mouthwatering pasta dish for your next Sunday dinner and see if there are any leftovers.