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    Mac and Cheese with Cream Cheese Recipe

    This mac and cheese with cream cheese offers an unparalleled creamy texture, blending mozzarella and sharp cheddar for rich, flavorful comfort food. Perfect as a main dish or a delectable side for any gathering.

    A decadent and creamy mac and cheese that uses a blend of mozzarella, sharp cheddar, and cream cheese to create a dish that’s both comforting and delicious.


    • 1 lb elbow macaroni
    • 8 tbsp butter
    • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups milk
    • 1 tbsp hot sauce
    • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
    • 2 cups mozzarella cheese or Monterey Jack
    • 2 cups cheddar cheese
    • Breadcrumbs (optional, for topping)


    1. Cook the Pasta:

    • Boil macaroni in salted water until al dente, then drain and set aside.

    2. Prepare the Roux:

    • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth and bubbly, about 2 minutes.
    • Gradually whisk in the milk, continuing to whisk until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken.

    3. Make the Cheese Sauce:

    • Add the Dijon mustard, hot sauce, kosher salt, and black pepper to the roux, stirring to combine.
    • Gradually add the cream cheese, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese, stirring constantly until all the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.

    4. Combine Pasta and Sauce:

    • Mix the cooked pasta with the cheese sauce until well combined.
    • Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish.

    5. Bake to Perfection:

    • If desired, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top for a crunchy topping.
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes or until the mac and cheese is bubbly and the top is golden brown.


    Serve hot and enjoy your rich, creamy mac and cheese with cream cheese, a perfect blend of flavors and textures that will delight everyone at your table.

    Elsie Bernier
    Elsie Bernier
    Elsie Bernier brings her passion for authentic Italian flavors to every slice at Fratello Pizzeria. With years of culinary expertise and a love for crafting the perfect pizza, Elsie has made Fratello's a haven for pizza enthusiasts seeking a taste of Italy right in their neighborhood.


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