Raisins in Mac and Cheese? This Recipe Has the Internet Up in Arms
If you thought people were very passionate in the chocolate chip vs. raisin cookie debate, wait until you hear about this eyebrow-raising macaroni and cheese dish involving the divisive dried fruit, which has the Internet all riled up.
Just like the salmon sushi bowl that went viral on TikTok last month, a new cooking tutorial has captured our attention online. While we all know savory-and-sweet is a powerful flavor combination that pleases even the most pickiest of eaters (peanut butter and jelly FTW), a new recipe shared by one particular TikTok user involving milk, cheese, pasta and—yes, you’re reading this correctly—raisins is drawing out all sorts of reactions.
According to Graca Walters, whose TikTok account @texykitchen1 boasts more than 1.7 million followers, adding raisins to mac and cheese is “the best.” She wrote in the caption of a video posted on Monday, Nov. 1, “My husband said he’s never had a better mac and cheese than when he was in Georgia. So I had to prove to him that nobody can compete with me.”
So, what does this controversial take on the classic dish involve? Per the video, it all starts out with a chunk of cheddar, some dried elbow macaroni, milk and shredded mozzarella in a baking dish. After baking it, raisins and breadcrumbs are added into the mix before a second round in the oven.