Well, I caved. I have had a fierce craving for cheez whiz for months now. I can't even tell you the last time I had it, probably not since I was a kid. I don't know why but I wanted it bad, real bad. So bad actually that I had to give in, I no longer had a choice. I know, you want me to tell you it wasn't as good as I thought it would be right? I wish I could but it was better than I could have imagined! It was so good that it only lasted a couple of days in my house, that poor jar didn't stand a chance.
I had many things with cheez whiz that week including but not limited to; cheez whiz and celery, cheez whiz on toast, cheez whiz on broccoli and macaroni and cheese with cheez whiz. Please believe me and don't hate me when I tell you it was the best homemade macaroni and cheese I have ever had! Trust me, I wish it wasn't and I really wish it grossed me out but unfortunately it was unbelievable. The mac and cheese was such creamy goodness and so, so cheesy. I'll understand if you don't run out and buy a jar of cheez whiz and in fact, I don't encourage it. However, if you do, make it a small jar and make yourself this mac and cheese. Oh, and for some reason you don't feel so bad eating it with celery...gotta love rationalization.
1 454g package macaroni, cooked to package directions and set aside.
3 TBSP butter
3 TBSP flour
2 cups milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
3 TBSP cheez whiz
1 tsp salt
pinch onion powder
pinch garlic powder
pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp dijon mustard
Melt butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk the flour into the butter continuously for about 6-7 minutes (until mixture is light brown.) Slowly add the milk whisking continuously until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer, all the while continuing to whisk. Whisk mixture about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened (if it gets too thick, just add a little more milk.) Reduce heat to low, add cheeses, salt, spices and dijon and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and in a large pot mix the cheese sauce with the cooked macaroni, stir until thoroughly mixed. Serve immediately.