Easiest Three-Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese

  • The cheesiest and most decadent yet the easiest three-cheese mac 'n cheese ever!

    The cheesiest and most decadent yet the easiest three-cheese mac 'n cheese ever!

    Happy August! What the what?! Summer is almost over and kids are all going to be heading back to school soon. How the heck does this happen every year? Everything seems to fly on by! We’ll be seeing pumpkin recipes soon and Thanksgiving menu planning will commence.

    Being a recipe developer, I feel like I ruin my love for pumpkin recipes way before the pumpkin season actually arrives. I’m busy developing pumpkin recipes for the blog way in advance so when pumpkin rolls around in October, I’m already so over it and ready for some peppermint and candy canes, haha #thestruggleisreal

    But you know what is never ruined for me? You can’t ever ruin carbs or any sort of mac ‘n cheese for me.

    This is why this easiest three cheese mac ‘n cheese needs a spot on your menu this week. I mean, it’s not the most healthy recipes I have on here but when you have that craving for cheese and carbs..THIS IS IT.

    The cheesiest and most decadent yet the easiest three-cheese mac 'n cheese ever!

    This is all you’ll ever need in your life when you are craving the most sinful mac ‘n cheese ever. Did I mention how easy this is to put together?

    Need a dish for a potluck? This is it.

    Need a dish to feed a crowd that will please? This is it.

    Need a dish because you’re just craving all the cheese and pasta? This is it.

    ‘This is it’ is basically my motto for the easiest three cheese mac ‘n cheese.

    It fulfills every craving and fantasy of mac ‘n cheese (what, you don’t have food fantasies?) and your hips may not like you afterwards but it is worth it. Call this an indulgence because guess what? Every one needs one otherwise you’re not living life.

    The cheesiest and most decadent yet the easiest three-cheese mac 'n cheese ever!

    Faceplant necessary.

    Easiest Three-Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    The cheesiest and most decadent yet the easiest three-cheese mac 'n cheese ever!

    Servings: 6 servings
    Calories: 748 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 16 ounces dried rigatoni pasta
    • 2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 8 ounces of heavy cream
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded gruyere cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded extra sharp white cheddar cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    Instructions
    1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season the water with salt. Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions.
    2. In the meantime, lightly grease a 9x13-inch oven-safe casserole dish and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    3. In a large bowl, stir together dried basil, heavy cream, half the amount of each cheese, salt and pepper.
    4. Once the pasta has cooked through, drain immediately and pour into large bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
    5. Pour pasta into prepared casserole dish then top with remaining cheeses.
    6. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until bubbly throughout and cheese has melted through. If you like a crustier top, put under broiler for 5 minutes.
    7. Serve immediately.

    Recipe Video

    Recipe Notes

    Nutrition Facts
    Easiest Three-Cheese Mac ‘n Cheese
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 748 Calories from Fat 378
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 42g 65%
    Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 4g
    Protein 33g 66%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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  • Christine @ WRY TOAST says:

    girl I was just looking at my cooking schedule and realizing this is the LAST week of summer cooking I have planned – as of next Monday, it’s all about fall. I’m not ready yet!!

    I am, however, ready for this pasta – It looks incredible!!! pinned xo

  • Sommer @aspicyperspective says:

    Now this is my kind of comfort food!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I am still having a hard time believing it’s August 1st! I think we need more carbs and this mac and cheese looks amazing!

  • Maria says:

    My boys will love this one!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    I so want a bowl of this right now! Yum!

  • Ann says:

    I don’t think the 9×13 oven safe casserole dish you linked is broiler safe. But this recipe looks sooo delicious.

    • Julie says:

      Oh, okay! Thanks! I changed it :)

  • BJ says:

    What is the oven temp?

    • Julie says:

      375 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks for the catch!

  • Heather Christo says:

    gahh!!!! this looks incredible Julie!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    GORGEOUS mac and cheese!! Need :)

  • Donna K says:

    Will try. I’m always looking for a mac&cheese that doesn’t use a rue, just cream and cheeses. Looks great!

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