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Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This five cheese creamy baked macaroni and cheese is the BEST macaroni cheese you'll ever have. It's easy to make and comes together in under an hour. If you love a cheesy, easy, and incredibly flavorful macaroni and cheese, this recipe is for you!
Serving: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Calories: 553kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Macaroni/Elbow Pasta
  • 1 cups Asiago cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups Mozzarella, shredded
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Colby Jack, shredded
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Sour cream 
  • 8 oz Cream cheese, room temperature
  • Salt and Pepper, as desired

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Boil pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain pasta and set aside.
  • Combine shredded cheeses in a large bowl and then pour in heavy cream and milk on top. Add thyme, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg and stir together.
  • Add macaroni to a 9x13 baking dish and pour cheese/milk mixture on top. Add sour cream and cream cheese to the baking dish and mix together until evenly distributed throughout. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. For a browned top, broil for 2-3 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1515IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Comfort Food, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American

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