More of Dad’s Mac and Cheese

All this rainy weather and talk of fall has had me craving cozy meals. I decided to make my dad’s mac and cheese (recipe to be provided once I can translate the darn thing and add measurements) for dinner the other night.


Dad recommended using elbow macaroni. In preparation for out big move in a few weeks, I’ve decided to start clearing out our pantry, so I used this half full box of Gemelli pasta.




The sauce cooked up nicely, but I feel like I can get it going faster once I get this recipe down.


Before baking


After baking


Hot, melty, deliciousness!


I served the mac and cheese with more of those Trader Joe’s frozen halibut pieces (a big staple for us now) and some steamed broccoli.


I have to say, I definitely think the mac and cheese tasted better with the elbow macaroni.


I think maybe you get maximum cheese sauce coverage with the smaller, hollow elbow macaroni pasta. Gemelli is hollow, too, but long and twisty – prob not as easy for the sauce to navigate.


Still, all in all, mac and cheese is always a winner!


Dinner – served with red wine and water…yum!

What’s your favorite family recipe? Care to share it? Feel free to email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com – let me know if you’d like me to post the recipe or keep it to myself.

5 thoughts on “More of Dad’s Mac and Cheese”

  1. That mac and cheese looks so creamy! I'm going to have to make that as soon as we get some cooler temps here in Charleston. Bring on the comfort food!


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