To me, the classic macaroni & cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Its creamy cheesy sauce and crunchy breadcrumb topping echo all things comfort and homeliness. It’s the kind of dish you crave when life has kicked your butt and you simply want to run home, curl up on the couch and be consoled with a lovely bowl of warmth and comfort. Really, macaroni & cheese, is the food equivalent of a cuddle from mum.
I’ve cooked mac & cheese a million times and have experimented with endless twists to the traditional recipe, this recipe however is by far the best version of the classic I’ve ever cooked and eaten. It’s a seriously delish dish. The genius in this particular recipe lies in the topping. Let me spell it out for you, crispy crunchy panko bread crumbs spiked with golden juicy chunks of bacon, all held together with molten melted golden cheddar. And I know just like me you also save the topping of the macaroni & cheese until the very last bites.
I also adore this particular recipe because it ensures lovely leftovers, my favourite words. And once you’ve tasted this macaroni & cheese you’ll also be so very grateful you’ve got a lovely stash of leftover mac and cheese nestled happily in the fridge. A.K.A comfort on standby.