Chrissy Teigen Admits John Legend’s Mac and Cheese Recipe Is the Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Legend kisses Chrissy Teigen on cheek

For many Americans, Thanksgiving dinner isn’t full with out mac and cheese on the desk. But in relation to whipping up a pan of carby, gooey goodness, there’s no settlement on the correct recipe — even amongst celebrities. 

In Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s home, there’s a little bit of a battle over whose mac and cheese recipe is one of the best. While cookbook creator and mannequin Teigen nonetheless insists that her model is superior, she admits that her musician husband’s tackle the dish is likely to be the way in which to go should you’re serving dinner buffet-style. 

Chrissy Teigen offers props to John Legend’s mac and cheese recipe 

John Legend kisses Chrissy Teigen on cheek
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On her Cravings web site, Teigen shared a few of her favourite vacation recipes, from smothered turkey to candy potato streusel pie. Also on the listing was “John’s Macaroni and Cheese.”

“I’ll admit it, it’s good,” the social media maven wrote. Though she added that she “nonetheless like[s] my creamy model higher.”

What made Teigen come round on her husband’s casserole-style tackle the beloved facet? For one, it’s simple to prep, because it doesn’t require you to make a separate bechamel sauce; as a substitute, the recipe requires a sauce made of evaporated milk and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. It additionally “could (aren’t I sort?) simply sit somewhat higher on a buffet,” Teigen admits, which is a reasonably nice high quality for a serve-yourself Thanksgiving dinner. 

Chrissy Teigen nonetheless prefers her creamier mac and cheese

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Teigen could have grudgingly admitted that Legend’s mac and cheese has its deserves. But she nonetheless insists her recipe is best. In her Cravings cookbook, a clearly miffed Teigen writes that “people lose it” when Legend makes his dish, “like he literally invented mac and cheese.” (Via PopSugar.) But, she writes, she prefers a creamier and saucier dish, relatively than her husband’s, which will be “sliced and wrapped in foil like a brick.”

Teigen’s mac and cheese is made with a mixture of cheddar, gruyère, and American cheese. And it’s topped with tacky garlic breadcrumbs that present somewhat crunch to distinction with the creamy sauce. 

Chrissy Teigen’s inexperienced bean casserole comprises a divisive ingredient 

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Green bean casserole is one other basic Thanksgiving dish, although not everybody loves the mixture of cream of mushroom soup, inexperienced beans, and French Fried onions. Plenty of individuals have created up to date variations of the 1955 recipe that keep away from the canned and processed elements. But Teigen isn’t having it. 

Her inexperienced bean casserole recipe is a bit more difficult than the standard one. It provides cubed ham, cheese, garlic powder, and hen broth. But it nonetheless requires canned cream of mushroom soup. Teigen says utilizing the canned soup may not be fancy, but it surely’s important for preserving the standard taste of the dish. 

“We’ve all seen the recipes that replace what we know is the best part of a green bean casserole — the canned cream of mushroom soup — with ‘real’ ingredients,” she wrote on her web site. 

“Well, in our home the can is the true ingredient and we’re fairly completely happy about it,” she added. “It binds the casserole together, gives it that killer mushroomy flavor, and is nostalgic AF. Permission granted!”

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