Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing better than Macaroni and Cheese! Get this simple, classic, cheesy recipe for Macaroni and Cheese featuring three cheeses and a crispy, salty topping.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 707 kcal


  • 1 lb. macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 oz. cream cheese cubed
  • 1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups grated smoked gouda
  • 1 ½ cups grated gruyere
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
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  1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cook macaroni one minute less according to package directions. Drain completely and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 30 seconds. Pour in milk and continue whisking until sauce thickens. Add in salt, nutmeg and cream cheese cubes. Whisk until completely melted. Slowly add in remaining cheese and whisk until thick and creamy. Remove from heat. Stir in macaroni to coat in sauce.
  3. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake 10-15 minutes and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 711mg 30%
Potassium 405mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 83.5%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.