The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond knows how to create meals that provide comfort and taste good. One of Drummond’s fan-favorite meals is macaroni and cheese. You just can’t beat a bowl of melted cheese and filling pasta. It’s the perfect meal on a day when you need a little extra something to satisfy your hunger.
The Food Network cook says there’s one macaroni and cheese recipe she makes that leaves her “speechless.” She makes a lot of different macaroni and cheese dishes, but this one tops her list of favorites. Here’s what Drummond said about her special macaroni and cheese recipe.
Ree Drummond likes to add mustard to her macaroni and cheese
One ingredient Drummond likes to add to her basic macaroni and cheese is dry mustard. Her mustard of choice is made by McCormick’s. “I love this ingredient in macaroni and cheese,” says Drummond on The Pioneer Woman blog. “It provides a tangy sharpness without injecting a definable flavor.” When making basic mac and cheese, she suggests adding two “heaping” teaspoons of dry mustard.
Ree Drummond’s spicy macaroni and cheese leaves her ‘speechless’
Drummond makes many types of macaroni and cheese. One mac and cheese recipe that leaves her “speechless” is her spicy macaroni and cheese. She recommends serving it with steak or on top of grilled shrimp.
Drummond says her spicy macaroni cheese not only leaves her speechless but also “satisfied, satiated and fat.” She tells her fans that it’s the “good kind of fat.” She jokes your dinner guests will put on a few pounds from ingesting this delicious meal.
“[It’s] the kind of fat that comes from knowing you’ve just ingested one of life’s real pleasures: this flavorful, spicy macaroni and cheese adorned with onions, peppers, corn and delicious creamy Pepper Jack cheese,” says Drummond. “It’ll make your knees go weak and it’ll make your guests never want to leave your house. And it’ll make you all fat. But if you’re okay with that, so am I!”
Ree Drummond’s no-bake macaroni and cheese
If you’re in a rush and you’d rather skip the baking part, you can try Drummond’s no-bake macaroni and four cheese recipe. For this recipe, you’ll need a box of elbows, a cup of cream, a few tablespoons of butter, one garlic glove, black pepper, minced parsley, and four cheeses. Drummond uses goat, fontina, parmesan, and Romano cheese.
If there is still a bit of water on the macaroni after you drain it, Drummond says not to worry. The water helps with the consistency of the cheese sauce. “I love this sauce,” says Drummond during The Pioneer Woman show.
“A lot of times, when I make mac and cheese I start with the white sauce and then add the cheese,” adds Drummond. “This is so much easier, it’s basically just cream and cheese, macaroni, and stir it all together,” adds Drummond. You can find the full recipe and directions in the video above.
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