4-Cheese Mac & Cheese

4-Cheese Mac and Cheese Recipe – so easy and it tastes AMAZING! No roux or white sauce! Simply boil the pasta and toss with butter. Add cream cheese, Velvetta, Jack and Cheddar cheese, egg, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Can freeze for a quick side later. Add ham for a main dish! This is our family’s favorite macaroni and cheese recipe! YUM!

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The BEST Baked Macaroni & Cheese

This 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese is so creamy and delicious! I could make a meal out of this yummy pasta! Pasta and butter tossed with heavy cream, cream cheese, Velveeta, Jack & Cheddar cheese. We LOVED this mac & cheese! We ate this with some grilled chicken for lunch and leftover for dinner. SO good! You could easily turn this into a main dish by adding some diced ham and/or broccoli to the casserole. Equally delicious!

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How To Make Mac & Cheese from Scratch

This 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese is really easy to make. The best part about this recipe is there is no roux or white sauce to make. Simply boil the pasta and drain. Place the hot pasta in a large bowl, add some butter and stir until it melts. Add the cheeses, egg, and heavy cream. Season with seasoned salt and pepper. Place in a baking dish and bake. So easy!

Can Mac & Cheese Be Frozen?

Yes! You can make this ahead of time and freeze it baked or unbaked for later. To bake this 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. I usually take the casserole out of the freezer the day before baking and let it thaw in the refrigerator.

To reheat this mac & cheese after freezing, thaw and pop in the microwave or cover with foil and heat in the oven for about 30 minutes.

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What to Serve With Macaroni & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is a great side dish or meatless main dish. Heck, we consider mac & cheese a veggie in the South. LOL! We love to serve this yummy Mac & Cheese with grilled chicken, burgers, steak, pork chops, pork tenderloin, BBQ – basically everything! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog to serve with this 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese:

Spicy Grilled Hamburgers

Spicy Hamburgers – CRAZY good burger! Hamburger meat seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, chili powder, cumin, cajun seasoning, pepper,…

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4-Cheese Mac and Cheese

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
4-Cheese Mac and Cheese Recipe – so easy and it tastes AMAZING! No roux or white sauce! Simply boil the pasta and toss with butter. Add cream cheese, Velvetta, Jack and Cheddar cheese, egg, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Can freeze for a quick side later. Add ham for a main dish! This is our family’s favorite macaroni and cheese recipe! YUM! #macandcheese #pasta #macaroniandcheese #sidedish

Ingredients:

  • 8- oz elbow macaroni
  • 3 Tbsp butter softened
  • 4- oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 4- oz cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 (8-oz) bag shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • seasoned salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • Place hot pasta in a large bowl. Add butter and stir until the butter melts.
  • Add Velveeta, cream cheese, and Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese. Stir.
  • Whisk together egg and heavy cream. Add to pasta mixture. Stir.
  • Pour pasta into prepared dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Notes:

Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
To bake from frozen, thaw completely and bake as directed.
Can add ham or broccoli to the casserole.

Steph

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  1. Double checking the portions here… you’re only supposed to cook half of a 16 ox box of macaroni?

    Thanks!

    1. all recipes are different. the servings are listed at the top of the recipe – above the photo and to the left of the print button

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