Raisins in Mac and Cheese? This Recipe Has the Internet Up in Arms

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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 WaltersThe TikTok account @texykitchen1 boasts over 1.7 million followers. She says that adding raisins to mac-and-cheese is “the greatest.” 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. He was shocked when I tried to compete with him.

What is this controversial version of the classic dish? It all begins with a chunk cheddar, some dried elbow macaroni and milk in a baking dish. After baking the mixture, raisins and breadcrumbs are then added to the mix. Finally, a second round of baking is done.