Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jul. 11, 2023
I adapted this four-cheese mac and cheese recipe from one a friend gave to me. It has a distinctive blue cheese taste and is very filling. I like to serve it with chicken. —Darlene Marturano, W. Suffield, Connecticut
Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheeses until melted. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir until coated.

Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese Tips

What other cheeses can you use in this four-cheese mac and cheese?

There are many different types of cheese you can use! You could go for gruyere, gouda or brie. If you feel like trying something new, try a unique cheese type from this list.

How can you make a crispy panko breadcrumb topping in the oven for this mac and cheese?

Panko breadcrumbs are an easy and delicious addition to any mac and cheese recipe. Just place breadcrumbs evenly on a pan and bake at a low temperature for just a few short minutes, around three to five. Keep an eye on them and shuffle them around the pan for even cooking.

What sides go with four-cheese mac and cheese?

Pair this recipe with a Caesar salad or a vegetable side dish. Roasted broccoli is always a favorite.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 508 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 603mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.