Homemade Real Food Mac-n-Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is back on the menu — real-food style!

Course Main
Author Wardee Harmon


  • 1 pound brown rice noodles of your favorite shape*
  • 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 1 cup cream or raw whole milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 hot dogs organic, grass-fed, nitrate-free hot dogs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • sea salt optional**


  1. Boil the noodles in salty water according to the package directions.
  2. Tinkyada pasta takes 15 to 18 minutes to cook, which is longer than other noodles, but they have a great texture and hold up well, so I like them best.

  3. Drain, then put back in the pot still hot.
  4. Add butter, cream, cheese, and any other add-ins (like beef hot dogs cut in pieces).
  5. Stir a bit.
  6. Cover so that the heat will melt the butter and cheese.
  7. Stir again.
  8. Season to taste with pepper.
  9. Serve.

Recipe Notes

*I like the Tinkyada brand.

**The noodles are salty if boiled in salty water. The cheese is salty. The butter is salty (if salted butter). And the hot dogs are salty. So... additional salt is not usually necessary.