Macaroni and Cheeses Recipe

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Celia Carmona Modified: March 25, 2022
Macaroni and Cheeses Recipe

How To Make Macaroni and Many Cheeses

Incorporate your favorite semi-hard cheeses to this macaroni and cheeses recipe to create a humble pasta dish that is full of rich and elegant flavors.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2cupselbow macaroni
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • ¼cupall-purpose flour
  • 3cupsmilk
  • 2cupscheeses,mixed shredded semihard
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • cupParmigiano-Reggiano cheese,freshly grated


  1. Preheat the broiler. In a medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until al dente; drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, in another medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Whisk in the flour until a paste forms. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth.

  3. Bring the sauce to a boil over moderately high heat, whisking, until thickened. Off the heat, stir in the mixed shredded cheeses until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Add the macaroni to the hot cheese sauce and stir to coat; transfer to a 9×13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish and sprinkle on the Parmigiano-Reggiano.

  5. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 4 minutes, until richly browned. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Calories: 471.37kcal
  • Fat: 27.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.83g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.97g
  • Fiber: 1.42g
  • Sugar: 7.24g
  • Protein: 19.67g
  • Cholesterol: 77.43mg
  • Sodium: 503.05mg
  • Calcium: 448.23mg
  • Potassium: 289.01mg
  • Iron: 0.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 236.77µg
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