This Is the Most Popular Mac and Cheese Recipe on Pinterest

This Is the Most Popular Mac and Cheese Recipe on Pinterest

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I never tire of juicy tomatoes or seasonal stone fruit pies, but there is part of me that is secretly excited for fall and, dare I say — gasp! — even winter. I just love roasted butternut squash, savory braised meats, and other warming foods that just don't seem like the perfect addition to a 90-degree day. There's one food, of course, that reigns supreme once the temperature starts to drop and chunky sweaters make their annual appearance: macaroni and cheese.

The combination of noodles and cheese is a comfort food classic. Whether you use penne or elbow noodles, a roux or evaporated milk, cheddar or fontina, chances are you have a soft spot for mac and cheese in your heart. Looking for some inspiration for the months ahead? You need to try the most popular mac and cheese recipe from Pinterest.

This recipe for "world's best mac and cheese" is straightforward, but far from boring. It's been saved over 100,000 times in 2017 alone. The recipe, which is featured on Martha Stewart, actually comes from Kurt Beecher Dammeier's Pure Flavor cookbook, and is the make-it-at-home version of the perennial favorite that people line up for at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

See it on Pinterest: World's Best Mac and Cheese

In this recipe, penne is mixed with a cheese sauce made with cheddar and jack cheeses, garlic powder, and an unexpected jolt of smoky spice from chipotle powder. The penne is topped with cheddar cheese and baked until the top is crunchy and gooey and the middle is creamy and cheesy. If this doesn't sound good to you, check your pulse.

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