Three-Cheese Macaroni Tips
How do you keep mac and cheese creamy?
For the ultimate creamy macaroni and cheese, try our Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
recipe instead. It won't have the crunchy top layer that this baked version has, but using the stove makes it decadently creamy.
To make the creamiest version of this baked macaroni and cheese, avoid overheating the milk and butter mixture. Heat it for just the recommended 2 or 3 minutes—after that, it may start to evaporate.
What can I substitute for Gruyere?
Gruyere cheese is a firmer, aged cheese that's full of flavor. However, you can use a different aged cheese, such as Gouda or cheddar, instead. The flavor will be different, but it'll still have depth and character.
Why does cheese curdle in mac and cheese?
If you aren't using shredded cheese, it may take too long to melt and the sauce may overcook before the cheese is smooth. Make sure all of the cheeses are shredded (instead of cubed), and stir everything well over low heat to make a smooth sauce.
What goes well with three-cheese macaroni?
A big serving of green vegetables is a nice complement to rich macaroni and cheese. Try this Roasted Dijon Broccoli
or a simple green salad with basil vinaigrette
.Round out the meal with some protein-packed meatballs or homemade chicken nuggets
for your kids (or your inner kid).Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager
3/4 cup: 487 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.