Soul Food Sunday Dinner


Soul Food Sunday Dinner 

Growing up in Chicago, Sunday Dinner was always something special that either my Grandma or Aunt cooked. They normally made dinner right after breakfast! Being that my Grandma was from Columbus, GA “Soul Food” was a mainstay in our home. The meals ranged every week from fried chicken (anyone that knows me knows my Grandma made THE best fried chicken) to black eyed peas or what many know to be called “Hoppin John.” One of my favorite Soul Food Sunday Recipes is Mac N Cheese! 

This mac n cheese recipe is super rich and creamy! I always have to eat a little bit before I serve it to the family because I can’t wait to eat it. It’s extra cheesy, and still moist. One thing I dislike is mac n cheese that dries up in the oven. This mac n cheese is far from that! It’s a hit with everyone on Sunday’s and perfect for special occasion dinners when you have a lot of people over.

Soul Food Sunday: Mac N Cheese Recipe


  • 1 lb of elbow macaroni
  • 1 quart of half & half
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3 cups of sharp cheddar
  • 2 cups of mild cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Boil macaroni noodles in about 8 cups of water until Al Dente
  3. Strain macaroni and set aside
  4. Warm quart of half and half on low heat, making sure it doesn't boil
  5. In a pot melt stick of butter
  6. Pour flour into melted butter whisking constantly
  7. Once the flour and butter is smooth, add warm half and half
  8. Continue whisking until thickened
  9. Remove from heat and add salt & pepper
  10. Stir in 2 cups of sharp cheddar and 1 cup of mild cheddar
  11. Combine macaroni with the roux
  12. Transfer to baking dish
  13. Sprinkle the remaining cup of cheddar over the top
  14. Bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and top is slightly browned
  15. Serve while hot and enjoy!

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