You need a Mac N' Cheese recipe in your recipe box! Not something heavy and complicated, nothing that calls for an egg, five types of cheese, a tbsp of mustard and the kitchen sink. You need an old reliable, simple and delicious recipe that is just as good the next day. Set a bowl of this goodness on your lap while watching TV and enjoy comfort at its finest.
In a deep, nonstick frying pan melt three tbsp of butter on medium-high. Once melted, add three tbsp of flour and whisk together into a paste. Add 3 cups of milk, whisk until there are no lumps and until it thickens into a béchamel sauce.
Add 1/3 block of cream cheese cubed, 2 cups of shredded old cheddar cheese and one block of cubed Velveeta cheese. IMPORTANT: Add either 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper or a splash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of red chili pepper flakes, and whisk until cheese melts and all ingredients combine. (I personally like only a little beat of heat, so I go with the flakes.)
In salted water, cook and drain macaroni pasta. Do not rinse the pasta! Doing this will remove the starch that helps the sauce stick.
Back in the pot pour the cheese sauce over the pasta and coat well. Transfer the Mac N' Cheese into a casserole dish, sprinkle generously with panko bread crumbs and broil until brown, crispy and bubbly.
Now serve to your family, and give me the credit for this amazing dish!