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THE CHEESIEST CAST IRON MAC N CHEESE

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb. Elbow Macaroni Uncooked
  • ¾ Cup White Onion Diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 4 Tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Half & Half
  • 4 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Basil
  • 8 Oz. Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1 Cup Mild Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1 Cup Four Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese Shredded

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to instructions on box and the set aside. Preheat oven to 400°. Over medium heat in a large lightly oiled cast iron skillet, brown onions and garlic. Add butter and allow to completely melt. Stir in flour until a roux forms. Stir in half & half, milk, salt, pepper, and basil. Add cream cheese. Stir in mild cheddar cheese, four cheese blend, parmesan cheese, and 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese. Mix in macaroni. Top with remaining 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve while still warm.