Macaroni and cheese has become one of my favorite things to cook and something that I can count on Ben being happy about having for dinner almost 100% of the time. I love that there are endless options when it comes to this dish. You can go plain and simple with traditional elbow macaroni and cheddar cheese. You can mix things up and add chicken or ham for a meaty version. This one with chicken was great. Vegetables are another great addition. This green chile mac and cheese was incredible. I would like to try a mac and cheese with cauliflower or broccoli sometime.
This recipe pays tribute to the amazing French ham and cheese sandwich of the same name. I’ve made croque monsieurs and madames and they are both delicious sandwiches, so there was no possible way that this could be anything less than incredible! It was more than incredible. It was life altering and something I will definitely make again, but not regularly since gruyere cheese is not exactly cheap. I think it was something like $13.99 per pound at my grocery store, but can apparently set you back even more if you order it from this artisanal cheese site. Yikes. You could use Swiss cheese and it would be just as good.