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Spoonful of Macaroni and Cheese

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 Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked macaroni and cheese, macaroni and cheese, macaroni and cheese recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 707kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 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 sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 ½ cups smoked gouda grated
  • 1 ½ cups gruyere grated
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook macaroni one minute less according to package directions. Drain completely and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Pour into a baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake 10-15 minutes and serve.


Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 835mg | Iron: 1.5mg