Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and the pressure is on to make sure that the dish you bring to the table is on point. One dish that leaves absolutely no room for error is the mac and cheese. Not everyone in the family can be trusted with this most sacred of holiday dishes, and Black grannies and aunties everywhere will surely judge your entire life if anything less than your foot is in that macaroni and cheese pan.
The Thanksgiving table is no country for fake cheeses, overcooked noodles or gentrified renditions, so bringing your A-game is a must. If you’re the chosen one this holiday season and want to make a mac and cheese dish that will leave your family’s bellies full and you wearing the crown, try one of these recipes from amazing Black chefs that know a thing or two about leaving mouths salivating and wanting more.
Grown Up Bacon Mac and Cheese
Chef Resha's Mac and Cheese should come with a warning label. Ask anyone who has ever tried it, and they'll tell you that it's life changing. The perfect blend of creamy and cheesy, preparing this grown up rendition is not for rookies, but once you perfect it, you'll be the family mac champ for life.
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Classic Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese
If you follow Chef Angela and her Kitchenista Diaries, you know that she puts a tasty spin on all your favorite dishes. But when it comes to Mac and Cheese, she likes to keep it simple and classic. The result? A satisfying, amazingly creamy, flavorful baked dish that you would be proud to serve at any event.
Photo Credit: Chef Angela
6 Cheese Mac and Cheese
Chef Darius can eat mac and cheese every day if you let him, so it's no surprise that his recipe is ooey, gooey and over the top. Six cheeses - Havarti, Parmesan, White Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Gouda and Velveeta - dominate this dish, but you can use any cheese you like and still end up with a mac worthy of your Thanksgiving table.