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Company Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Company Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This is by far the creamiest, tastiest and most special macaroni and cheese I have ever tried. I'm not usually a fan of homemade macaroni and cheese, but when a friend served this, I had to have the recipe. Since it's so little fuss and well received, it's a terrific potluck dish. —Catherine Odgen, Middlegrove, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 453 calories, 30 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 623 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat; add cheeses, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir to coat.
  3. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over macaroni. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Company Mac and Cheese in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 453 calories, 30 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 623 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

My Husband and Son-in-law loved this! I used what I had in the fridge....the cream cheese was greek cream cheese, munster and cheddar cheese, yellow and Dijon mustard. The dish was creamy and delicious!!

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

One of our family favorites. I usually double the macaroni. Sometimes I do the breadcrumbs and sometimes I don't. Either way it is a hit.

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

Out of all the mac n cheese recipes from Taste of Home this was my favorite to use as a base. I only made a few tweaks by using both milk and cream, mozzarella, Colby and pepper jack cheeses, dry mustard, crushed oyster crackers along with parsley for the topping and I added chopped broccoli florets. Yum! My family loved it, so I'll be adding this to my recipe book.

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

I cooked 8 oz of gluten free pasta and it wasn't enough- was too saucy so I cooked a bit more and it was perfect. I love Mac & cheese. The addition of the cream cheese makes it more special. I allow myself to make it once a year at Christmas time for a special treat. Great recipe. Thank you!

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

I made this last night for dinner with a rotisserie chicken and it was awesome. I questioned the cream cheese at first because I had never thought about adding that to Mac and cheese but it made it so creamy!!! Next time I may add a little more cheddar cheese than the recipe calls for to give it a bigger cheesy flavor! I am already planning on making this again for a Christmas party this weekend, can't wait!!!!

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