Cheesy Mac & Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Everyone comes home for dinner when I make this homemade macaroni and cheese. It also receives great compliments at potlucks. —Debra Sult, Chandler, Arizona
Cheesy Mac & Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the flour, cream, half-and-half, sour cream, egg, mustard, cayenne, salt, pepper and nutmeg until smooth.
  2. Drain pasta. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Stir in cubed cheeses. Top with cream mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until bubbly and golden brown, 30-40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 563 calories, 43g fat (28g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 648mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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