Josiah Golson's Favorite "Smack-aroni" and Cheese Recipe

Josiah Golson of Chattanooga, TN was kind enough to share his family's favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. A recipe that is so impressive that it's called Smack-aroni and cheese. We assume that's because it's lip-smacking good. Or because you might have to smack your cousin's hand away so you can get that good corner piece where the cheese is burnt just right. Try out the recipe for yourself. You can listen to our first episode with Josiah about his memories of family dinners and how his family continues to inspire his work as an artist, lawyer, and community organizer.

Smack-aroni and Cheese

1 (8oz) package of cooked and drained macaroni

1 Cup cubed longhorn cheese (or American Colby cheese), divided

1 Cup cubed swiss cheese, divided

3/4 Cup grated parmesan cheese, divided

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 Table Spoon melted butter

1 Table Spoon all-purpose flour

1 Cup Milk

Place half of the macaroni in a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Top with half of the longhorn and swiss cheese and 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese. sprinkle salt and pepper. Repeat in layers. Combine butter, flour, and milk in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour sauce over casserole and top with remaining parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.