For anyone who saw the competition last night, knows my mac didn’t take home the big prize, but I must say, this is by far my favorite mac and cheese recipe. Nothing fancy, just flat out delicious, and hey, it made it on Food Network! My family loves this!

It was fun to see my husband and son in the front row cheering me on, priceless actually. It really was a great time in LA, meeting all of the other finalists and participating in the competition. It was very game show like and brutal watching those judges! I love the dramatic “Ahhhh” when the lights go out on our kitchens, too funny.

I must say, that Brett’s French Onion Soup Mac Recipe is right up my alley, I really thought he would have won the show, his recipe was beautiful. I hope to try it soon.

Season 2 is now accepting recipes. Do you have a great recipe you think has a shot at the big bucks? Check it out HERE. Intense and fun all at the same time. Go for it!

Pepita Crusted Southwest Chicken Mac and Cheese

Click HERE to see the other Finalists and their recipes from the “Comfort Foods” Show.

Click Here for my Recipe on Food Network’s Website, Enjoy!