The sharp white cheddar seems too sharp for my tastes. I will not be eating this batch, which sucks because 8 oz of sharp white cheddar was $7. Maybe next time I will use 4 oz. regular (not sharp) white cheddar plus 4 oz. white American cheese...or maybe Velveeta Queso Blanco?. I was expecting this to turn out like Panera Bread's white mac and cheese but the cheese sauce was way too strong!
This recipe is awesome! I tripled the recipe to feed my army and then baked it with bread crumbs on top. I will use this recipe all the time. Thanks for sharing!!
WOW! I am a mac and cheese junkie, so I am always looking for new recipes. We were having friends over and one thing we share in common, is our love for cheese:) This recipe certainly didn't disappoint! Very clear instructions and I had to physically remove myself from the kitchen so as to not eat it all before our guests arrived! I made it ahead of time, put it in a casserole dish and warmed it up right before dinner. The only thing I changed was to add a bit of mustard powder to the cheese mixture. Divine! Thanks Mr. Mom!
I made this in a crockpot for my family reunion, so I tripled the recipe, added some velveeta for consistency and smoothness (and color) it was an outstanding hit. There was not a morsel left!
DH and I thoroughly enjoyed this, and DH went back for a second helping (and he is so not a mac and cheese person, lol). I served orange and yellow carrots and green beans on the side and we both enjoyed it more with the veggies stirred right into the dish. I used an old/sharp orange cheddar and penne noodles as that's what I had on hand. Definitely a make-again dish! Bonus points for using up some of my easter ham leftovers too.
Super cheesey goodness! I doubled this recipe, and used half extra sharp white cheddar and half mild yellow cheddar. What a great combination! I used campanelle pasta just for a fun shape. I served it w/ steamed broccoli. The kids REALLY loved it. I'll be making this again. Thanx for sharing.
This was really good. I did make the following changes. 10 oz of White cheddar because that was the size of the cheese I bought. I also thinned the cheese sauce with extra milk put everything in a buttered casserole, topped it with bread crumbs and baked until it was bubbling.
my family loves it!!
We really enjoyed this dish! In little more than the time it takes to make boxed macaroni & cheese, you could have this delicious, gourmet version! The sharp white cheddar makes it extra special. The sauce was smooth, rich, and creamy. We had some leftover honeybaked ham which fit into this dish perfectly. I did add a bit of salt when I tossed it all together. I went for seconds and SO went for thirds! I will definitely be making this recipe again. Thanks so much for posting this and adding to my collection of favorite recipes.