Cooking with John: Mac & Cheese from Barnyard Cafeteria

Cooking with John

SARALAND, Ala. (WKRG) — In this week’s edition of Cooking with John, guest Chef JJ Nelson with Barnyard Cafeteria shows us how to make Mac & Cheese.


  • Boil 10 lbs of macaroni noodles (keep seperate)
  • Cut up 2lbs of butter into squares
  • Place in pan, and top with shredded cheese
  • Strain noodles
  • Pour hot noodles over butter and cheese. (Let it sit for 2 minutes for butter and cheese to start melting.)
  • Mix evenly with a long handled spoon
  • Add 1.5 cups of AP Flour, 1 gallon of milk, 8 tablespoons of kosher salt, and 3 tea spoons of white pepper
  • Mix evenly and again Taste mixture.
  • Add salt/pepper to taste.
  • Add pinches of flour to thicken or milk to dilute.
  • Spray a pan, then fill with mixture.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Cover pan with wrap, then foil.
  • Bake @ 350 for 30-45 minutes. (Bake maybe 5 minutes uncovered to melt cheese topping.)

Find more information about Barnyard Cafeteria online or call (251) 679-1461. They are located at 1020 US-43 S, Saraland, AL 36571.


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