Does mac and cheese go with Thanksgiving?

This cheesy crowd-favorite has a place among the more traditional Thanksgiving side dishes. You’re probably wondering, do people eat mac and cheese on Thanksgiving? Hear us out: It’s cozy and delicious, goes great with turkey — and works as a vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe for the meat-free at your table.

Why is mac and cheese eaten on Thanksgiving?

Mac and cheese was a common dish made for Thanksgiving during the Victorian times, according to Forgotten New England, a blog created by writer and photographer Ryan W. Owen. In 1883, Victorians made macaroni and cheese by boiling the noodles and then sometimes adding a can of tomatoes with a layer of grated cheese.

Is mac and cheese for Thanksgiving a southern thing?

When you get past the poultry and check out the side dishes, though, the regional distinctions really come out. The Southeast prefers their carbs in the form of mac and cheese — 35 percent of respondents in that region include the dish on their Thanksgiving menu versus 20 percent of the country overall.

What is a good melting cheese for mac and cheese?

Pick cheeses that melt easily, like the following:

  1. Cheddar. Cheddar is a staple for countless recipes.
  2. Parmesan. Parmesan is a salty cheese with complex flavors.
  3. Gruyere. Update your mac and cheese recipes to something more mature with Gruyere.
  4. Brie.
  5. Smoked Gouda.
  6. Monterey Jack.
  7. Fontina.

Do you put eggs in mac and cheese?

The egg will make the Mac and Cheese smoother and creamier. I have tried this recipe with and without adding the egg and it does affect the texture of the final recipe. In a medium bowl, beat one egg. Warm the egg by drizzling in, very slowly, 2-3 Tablespoons of the thickened milk mixture.

Can I use sour cream instead of milk for mac and cheese?

Thanks to its rich and creamy taste, sour cream serves as a good substitute for milk in mac and cheese. When you use sour cream instead of milk, your dish will taste tangier and creamier — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, some mac and cheese recipes even call for sour cream in addition to milk.