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Two-Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese

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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese


  • In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in 4 cups cheddar cheese and Asiago cheese until melted. Mixture will thicken.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Drain pasta; stir in cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition 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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  • Joan
    Oct 15, 2018

    So good

  • khegeman
    Mar 30, 2017

    No comment left

  • music73
    May 21, 2016

    Not very good. kind of bland

  • dschultz01
    Jul 4, 2015

    Delicious Mac n cheese recipe!

  • KatiaC
    Apr 6, 2015

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

  • mkaskela
    Jan 5, 2015

    Fantastic Mac and cheese recipe!

  • MrsProper
    Dec 9, 2013

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

  • aug2295
    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
    Aug 7, 2012

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

  • jtborden
    Jun 30, 2012

    No comment left