Beefy Macaroni and Cheese is one of those comfort dishes that proves that a meal does not have to be sophisticated to be delicious. Macaroni and Cheese is an American staple dish, but it’s simplicity and appeal make it loved all over the world. Although not as fancy as other pasta dishes, this one is a real crowd pleaser!
When we moved from the US to Japan, my daughter really missed the boxed macaroni and cheese mix we used to buy in the US. And recently, macaroni and cheese can be found in upscale restaurants, baked in a casserole dish with mouthwatering ingredients such as seafood or truffles. Fortunately, macaroni and cheese is a dish that you can make at home and it doesn’t need to come out of a box.
Beefy macaroni and cheese is one of those dishes that kids love, but adults love it as well. It’s an easy dish to make, it’s filling, it’s tasty, and sometimes you just crave it.
“Mac and Cheese” is the first dish my daughter learned to cook. She used to cook “Kraft Macaroni and Cheese” from the box and serve it to the rest of the family. When she got old enough, I told her to throw out the boxed mix and we would make it from scratch.
In Japan, you can also get macaroni and cheese although it’s a baked dish called “gratin” which is prepared in an oven. Although it’s quite good, it’s not the same as American Mac and Cheese.