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Lumberjack Mac n Cheese

The Best Old Fashioned Lumberjack Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I am always looking for new mac and cheese recipes. Who knew there were so many ways to fix this comforting dish? This Lumberjack Mac n Cheese recipe was popular in the 50’s and 60’s because it was fairly inexpensive to make and could feed a crowd.

The 1950’s housewife knew her way around a box of pasta. After all, pasta is inexpensive and a little goes a long way. When it comes to a pantry staple, pasta in all of its shapes and forms is always a good idea.

This Lumberjack macaroni and cheese recipe has quite a few perks to it, but there is clearly a best part worth mentioning. IT HAS BACON! Oh wait, that’s not it. The best part is YOU CAN MAKE IT IN UNDER 30 MINUTES! Oh, and you don’t need to find a lumberjack to serve it to. Kids, friends, and spouses will do just fine!

Should you choose to make this lumberjack macaroni and cheese recipe ahead of time, you could easily add milk and reheat when ready, or, you can always opt to freeze it.

Lumberjack Mac and Cheese Recipe

What kind of cheese should you use in homemade macaroni and cheese?


Now there is some debate about what kind of cheese you should use in homemade macaroni and cheese. I think medium or sharp cheddar works best. But here is the thing, I think a cheese product like Veleveeta is also key.

Velveeta melts so well and keeps mac n cheese recipes creamy. Even the highest quality shredded cheese tends to melt sticky and rubbery. Because of this, I use Velveeta in addition to shredded cheddar.

Lumberjack Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How do you make macaroni and cheese creamy?


A big complaint I often hear from people who make homemade macaroni and cheese recipes is that the finished product comes out sticky and rubbery. There are a few ways to make macaron and cheese creamy.

First, you can always add a splash of whole milk or even use a product like Milnot to help keep the cheese creamy. The amount you add will depend on how much you are making, but adding a 1/4 of a cup at a time until you get the desired consistency is a great idea.

Also, use quality cheese and DON’T overcook. This tends to ruin the cheese fast if it is overcooked.

Lumberjack Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

What kind of noodles should you use for macaroni and cheese?

There has been much debate on which type of noodle is best for macaroni and cheese. For homemade mac n cheese I think the traditional macaroni noodle is great!

Some folks like to use spiral noodles, as they soak up the cheese well. You could even use penne if you wanted to. Medium noodle varieties seem to do best.

Homemade Lumberjack Mac n Cheese

Lumberjack Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:

– 1 box of uncooked macaroni noodles (8 ounces)
– 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
– 1 cup of Velveeta cheese, grated or cubed
– 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
– 1/2 cup of canned chili or chili sauce
– 3/4 cup of melted butter
– 5-6 strips of bacon, cooked crispy

Directions:

1. Cook the macaroni noodles until al dente. Drain water. DO NOT RINSE. Return macaroni noodles to the pot and place on lowest heat setting.

2. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, Velveeta cheese cubes, Worcestershire and canned chili. Mix well. Do not let the mixture sit. Keep stirring to help the cheese melt.

3. Add the melted butter and continue to stir until the ingredients are mixed well and melted together nicely.

4. If your mixture is still sticky, you can add a splash of milk and raise the heat. Continue to stir well until the creamy consistency is achieved.

5. Top the macaroni with crispy, crumbled bacon.

SERVES 4

Homemade Mac n Cheese Recipes

OH MY GOODNESS. We loved this macaroni and cheese recipe. Loved it. You could easily pair this Lumberjack Mac n Cheese recipe with a salad and one of our simple bread recipes such as these Homemade Bacon Muffins.

Give this awesome Lumberjack Mc n Cheese recipe a try and be sure to tell me what you think. If you want to keep the mac n’ cheese party going, be sure to check out this other cheesy recipe!

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Lumberjack Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Old Fashioned Lumberjack Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: Serves 4

This Lumberjack Mac n Cheese recipe was popular in the 50’s and 60’s because it was fairly inexpensive to make and could feed a crowd. It is the perfect comfort food dish!

Ingredients

  • – 1 box of uncooked macaroni noodles (8 ounces)
  • – 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • – 1 cup of Velveeta cheese, grated or cubed
  • – 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • – 1/2 cup of canned chili or chili sauce
  • – 3/4 cup of melted butter
  • – 5-6 strips of bacon, cooked crispy

Instructions

    1. Cook the macaroni noodles until al dente.

    2. Drain water. DO NOT RINSE.

    3. Return macaroni noodles to the pot and place on lowest heat setting.

    4. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, Velveeta cheese cubes, Worcestershire and canned chili. Mix well. Do not let the mixture sit. Keep stirring to help the cheese melt.

    5. Add the melted butter and continue to stir until the ingredients are mixed well and melted together nicely.

    6. If your mixture is still sticky, you can add a splash of milk and raise the heat. Continue to stir well until the creamy consistency is achieved.

    7. Top the macaroni with crispy, crumbled bacon.

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