I think I have about 5 different versions of homemade mac and cheese recipes. They are all variations of the same idea: whip up a cheese sauce on the stove, mix it with elbow pasta, top with ritz crumbs and bake. I found this recipe on one of those online recipe sites a while back and immediately liked it for two reasons: 1) It had over 1,500 five star reviews AND 2) You mix all of the ingredients in the 9 X 13 pan, then stir in the pasta. No melting and mixing up a cheese sauce, no bowls to wash and nothing to chop. Sounded good to me! When I first read the ingredients I wasn't sure if the flavor combination was something my family would enjoy but I made it anyway. How could over 1,500 people be wrong? They weren't. It is delicious, easy and can be prepped the night before!
Here is my adapted version of the original recipe!