Garlic Chicken Mac and Cheese
The garlic measurement is more a suggestion. Go for it if you love garlic; reduce it if you don't. It can also be made without garlic at all.
Do not use pre-shredded cheese. It's coated with cornstarch to prevent clumping and will change the texture and thickness of the sauce.
You can reduce fat and calories by using skim milk and part-skim cheese.
I usually use 8 ounces Cheddar cheese and 8 ounces of Colby-Jack. Mix it up. Pick your favorites. Even Swiss cheese works.