RECIPE: Make J. Alexander’s Not Your Ordinary Macaroni and Cheese

Credit: Bert White

Credit: Bert White

I would love to have the recipe for J. Alexander’s Not Your Ordinary Macaroni and Cheese. I hope they will share their recipe with all of us. — Jennifer Mesaros, Alpharetta

J. Alexander’s corporate executive chef James Filaroski was happy to provide the recipe for this rich version of macaroni and cheese. One of the things that makes this recipe qualify as “not your ordinary” is the ratio of sauce to pasta. No dry macaroni here.

This is also a recipe that lends itself to make-ahead preparation. Prepare the sauce in advance, and even cook the pasta ahead of time, then assemble and bake just before you want to serve.

From the menu of...J. Alexander’s, 4701 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-512-0153,

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