Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 20 mins
INGREDIENTS
 1 lb Elbow Macaroni
 1 lb Monterey Jack Cheese
 1 lb Sharp Cheddar Cheese
 1 tbsp Sweet Smokey Joe's Creole Kick
 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
 2 tbsp Salted Butter
 1 cup Whole Milk
INSTRUCTIONS
1

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 Degrees F. Prepare elbow macaroni as instructed and set aside.

2

Melt butter (or bacon grease) in a small pot over medium heat. Then begin sifting in the flour (small amount at a time) to create a thickening agent for the cheese sauce. Slowly add the milk and continue to whisk. Once the milk is fully incorporated, begin adding small handfuls of cheese (reserve 1/4 cup for topping) and melting them into the cheese sauce while continuing to whisk.

3

Butter an oven safe baking dish to prevent sticking and add the plain elbow noodles to the dish. begin slowly pouring the cheese sauce over the noodles, ensure every part of the dish has adequate cheese sauce. Stir well to blend.

4

Add reserve shredded cheese on top and bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove covering and return pan back to oven for additional 20 minutes to brown the cheese on top. Serve as a side or alone and enjoy!

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NOTE

Hand shredded cheeses often melt down easier, and help to create a cheesier sauce.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
 1 lb Elbow Macaroni
 1 lb Monterey Jack Cheese
 1 lb Sharp Cheddar Cheese
 1 tbsp Sweet Smokey Joe's Creole Kick
 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
 2 tbsp Salted Butter
 1 cup Whole Milk

Directions

INSTRUCTIONS
1

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 Degrees F. Prepare elbow macaroni as instructed and set aside.

2

Melt butter (or bacon grease) in a small pot over medium heat. Then begin sifting in the flour (small amount at a time) to create a thickening agent for the cheese sauce. Slowly add the milk and continue to whisk. Once the milk is fully incorporated, begin adding small handfuls of cheese (reserve 1/4 cup for topping) and melting them into the cheese sauce while continuing to whisk.

3

Butter an oven safe baking dish to prevent sticking and add the plain elbow noodles to the dish. begin slowly pouring the cheese sauce over the noodles, ensure every part of the dish has adequate cheese sauce. Stir well to blend.

4

Add reserve shredded cheese on top and bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove covering and return pan back to oven for additional 20 minutes to brown the cheese on top. Serve as a side or alone and enjoy!

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese