uper Cheesy Mac and Cheese

Super Cheesy Mac and Cheese

This recipe was created for our interview with country music artist Bailey James. She asked for mac and cheese. The dish is pretty basic. Yet, there are a few things you can do to dress it up. We did this that by adding 3 cheeses including sharp cheddar, monterey and smoked gouda. This 3 combined made a Super Cheesy Mac and Cheese. The sharp cheddar brought the bite. The monterey added balance and the smoked gouda finished it with a subtle elegant smokiness. Give this recipe for Super Cheesy Mac and Cheese a try. Also check out our interview with country music artist Bailey James by clicking here.

uper Cheesy Mac and Cheese
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5 from 1 vote

Super Cheesy Mac and Cheese

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time34 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bailey James, cheese, gouda, Mac, Southern Fellow
Servings: 10
Author: Patrick L.
Cost: 15


  • pasta pot
  • saucepan
  • 13x9 baking dish


  • 1 lb elbow pasta
  • cup butter
  • cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 3 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cups monterey cheese shredded
  • 1 cup smoked gouda shredded


  • Combine the cheeses and remove 1 1/2 cups of the cheese mixture for the topping.
  • Follow the al dente package directions for your pasta. When cooked, your pasta should have a small white line in the center. To check just bite the pasta in half.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Once the butter is melted add the flour salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Using a whisk, whisk the mixture off and on until it is cream in color and has a slight almond smell.
  • Whisk at a brisk pace while adding the half and half. Add all the cheese except the 1 1/2 cups you reserved for the topping. Blend until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Combine the cheese sauce with the past and pour that into your baking dish. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese on top.
  • Bake for around 25 minutes. The top should be golden and bubbly.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Petra

    5 stars
    Fabulous thank you

    1. Patrick L.

      Thank you for checking out this recipe!

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