This is the baked macaroni and cheese recipe from our favorite BBQ joint in Georgia, Sam and Dave's in Marietta. It was originally printed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It's perfect for a crowd or just anytime. Prep time includes boiling the pasta.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare rigatoni noodles according to package directions, but add a good bit of salt to the water. Once cooked, drain but do not rinse the pasta.
- Transfer pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add half the cheddar, monterey jack and parmesan cheeses, as well as the heavy cream. Stir well to combine, season with pepper to taste.
- Transfer the mixture to a 9"x13" casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.