5 Cheese Macaroni

jenifer carnegie Recipe

By jenifer carnegie jenne

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Whether it is a summer picnic or Christmas dinner, all year around, my family asks me to bring the macaroni and cheese. EVERYONE loves how rich and creamy it is!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Now this is some serious mac & cheese! For me, the more cheese the merrier, and this recipe hits just the right notes of cheesy goodness. It's a wonderfully classic dish with a fun modern twist. Try it and it just may become your go-to mac & cheese!


1 (16 ounc box
elbow macaroni
1 stick
1 c
shredded muenster cheese
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese
1 c
shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 c
shredded monterey jack cheese
8 oz
cubed processed cheese food (velveta)
1 1/2 c
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain well and return to cooking pot. Add the stick of butter and mix it into the macaroni evenly
In a large bowl, combine the Muenster cheese, mild and sharp Cheddar cheeses, Monterey Jack cheese and proccessed cheese ; combine cheeses well then add it to the noodles and again mix well
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Im a small bowl, combine the half and half, eggs and salt and pepper. Mix this thoroughly. Pour this into the noodle and cheese dish. Be sure to coat all of the noodles and cheese with the half and half mixure. Transfer to a lightly greased deep 2 1/2 quart casserole dish or 9x13
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until hot and bubbling around the edges; serve and ENJOY!!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Susan Kozgus lionessk
Jul 25, 2015
I made this and my family loved i! It was the best, creamiest Mac and cheese we've had in ages! And it was so easy! Simply add the butter and cheese to the hot macaroni and then stir in the eggs and half and half and bake. Couldn't be easier! What a treat.
Martha Benner Marti37
Jul 25, 2015
Could you have left something out? It was great for us and I followed the recipe exactly. Something had to be wrong somewhere I am thinking for so many good reviews.
vanette bagley widowb
Jul 25, 2015
Not creamy. Matter of fact, bent a spoon trying to get leftovers out of the baking dish. Consistency was more like wallpaper paste. Just saying
vanette bagley widowb
Jul 25, 2015
Not creamy at all. My 16 year old mac n cheese expert gave it a huge thumbs down. Great expectations. Big disappointment.
Joni Jones Joni_Jones
Jul 10, 2015
This looks like Patty Labelle's Over the Rainbow mac n cheese recipe, it's Oprah's favorite, and mine too! I like to add buttered bread crumbs to the top also, it really kicks it up a notch.