Mac 'n' cheese is one of the greatest foods in the world.
So, in an attempt to find the absolute best, I decided to test four popular recipes:
Here are their methods and how they stacked up:
First was Patti LaBelle's legendary "over the rainbow" mac 'n' cheese. She starts by boiling pasta in salted water with a bit of oil.
Then she adds five types of cheese: shredded Muenster, Monterey Jack, mild and sharp cheddar, and cubed Velveeta...
So, did it live up to the hype?
Up next was Khloé Kardashian with her mac 'n' cheese bites. She starts by boiling pasta in salted water until al dente.
She boils milk — then adds chopped American cheese slices, shredded cheddar, an egg yolk, and smoked paprika.
Everything is baked in a buttered mini muffin pan. The finished product looked equal parts ridiculous and cute — but how did it taste?
Then came Gordon Ramsay. He cooks cauliflower in salted water, fishes it out, then cooks pasta in the same water, and tosses the two together with butter.
Then he makes the sauce with milk, three cheeses — cheddar, Lancashire, and Cheshire — and adds the cooked cauliflower and pasta back in.
So, how did cauliflower in mac 'n' cheese taste?
Last but not least? Rihanna, with her recipe for "mac a Rih's." She starts by boiling and draining her pasta...
...then adding grated onion, bell pepper, spring onions, mustard, ketchup, and scotch bonnet pepper sauce.
It looked (and smelled) interesting...but did it taste any good?
SO WHO WON?
TL;DR: If you're OK with putting cauliflower in your mac 'n' cheese, then go with Gordon Ramsay's absolutely delicious macaroni, cheese, and cauliflower bake — but if you're more of a mac 'n' cheese purist, Patti LaBelle's recipe is a great, comforting classic.