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Two-Cheese Mac 'n Cheese Recipe

Two-Cheese Mac 'n Cheese Recipe

A lot of stories claim that mac and cheese was created by Thomas Jefferson, Marco Polo or the cooks of China. My favorite theory? An Italian housewife invented it to introduce non-Italian Americans to macaroni. —Stephanie Sorbie, Glendale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced, optional
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic if desired; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in flour, pepper and salt until blended; cook and stir until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  • 3. Remove from heat. Stir in 4 cups cheddar cheese and Asiago cheese until melted. Mixture will thicken.
  • 4. Preheat oven to 350°. Drain pasta; stir in cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • 5. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 331 calories, 17g fat (12g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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music73 User ID: 8847393 248468
Reviewed May. 21, 2016

"Not very good. kind of bland"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 228979
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Delicious Mac n cheese recipe!"

KatiaC User ID: 8321774 224278
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"I love this mac and cheese! My kids rated 1 out of 5, a million."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 217015
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"Fantastic Mac and cheese recipe!"

MrsProper User ID: 6368974 152032
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"The 6 year old rated 5 stars. Very good recipe Will definitely make this one again."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 194451
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"I topped with panko breadcrumbs before baking. My kids and I liked the texture and flavor of this mac n cheese. The asiago was expensive, though, and I'm not sure how much that flavor came through."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 137887
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

"This was very, very bland. I made it exactly as directed, but cut everything in half for half a batch."

mtemen22 User ID: 6700683 137886
Reviewed May. 23, 2012

"I call it the Adult Mac n Cheese this is awesome!"

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