Creamy Mac N Cheese

Our homemade mac n cheese is rich, creamy, and full of three cheese flavors.  Can easily be cut in 1/2 or doubled. Topped with a crispy seasoned Panko to add an extra pop of flavor and texture.



1 lb cooked pasta

I use the Barilla brand Cellentani style noodle

8 oz grated sharp cheddar

8 oz grated mild cheddar

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup flour

4 cups half and half

1/2 (+) salt

1/4 (+) pepper

1 cup Italian panko

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup melted butter


Cook pasta according to directions and drain

In medium sauce pan

Melt 1/2 cup butter, add in flour and whisk until it comes to a simmer.

Slowly add in half and half. Stir until thickens and flour is cooked. Season with salt and pepper.

Add cheddar cheeses 1 cup at a time stirring in between. Add parmesan cheese. Stir until all cheeses are melted and sauce is combined.

Pour sauce over noodles. Stir to coat noodles.

Spray a 9×13 or equivalent baking dish with cooking spray. Spread noodles in dish.

In a small mixing bowl melt 1/4 cup butter. Add seasoned panko and mix to coat. Sprinkle panko mixture over noodles.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.


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