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
4-ozVelveeta cheese, cubed
4-ozcream cheese, softened and cubed
1(8-oz)bag shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese
seasoned salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9x9-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.
You can use any types of cheeses that you prefer. I used cream cheese, Velveeta, Monterey Jack, and cheddar cheese. Sharp cheddar, gruyere, and fontina would also be great.
Feel free to add some onion, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, broccoli, or ham to the pasta mixture.
You can also add a quick breadcrumb topping if you like. Mix together breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of the macaroni mixture before baking.
Can Mac & Cheese be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight from the refrigerator.
Can Mac & Cheese Be Frozen? Yes! You can make this ahead of time and freeze it baked or unbaked for later. Assemble the casserole and let it cool completely. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze.
To bake this 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 overnight.
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.