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4 Cheese Mac and Cheese

A simple fail-proof 4 cheese mac and cheese recipe in under 50 minutes! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 291kcal


  • 1 Box Macaroni 16 oz
  • 3 Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Muenster
  • 1 Cup Gruyere
  • 1/4 Pecorino
  • 1/2 Stick of Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Flour
  • 4 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper optional
  • Optional: 2 tbsp truffle oil and some buttered breadcrumbs for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and salt generously.
  • While the water comes up to a boil, melt the butter in a skillet and then add the all-purpose flour.
  • Whisk the all-purpose flour and melted butter over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the milk and whisk to remove any lumps.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce thickens.
  • While the sauce is thickening cook the macaroni according to packaging instructions.
  • Once the sauce thickens, stir in 3/4's of the 4 different kinds of cheese, leaving some behind for later.
  • Season the cheese sauce with salt and granulated garlic.
  • Add the dry mustard.
  • When the pasta is almost done cooking, drain it and add it to the cheese sauce.
  • Place the macaroni and cheese sauce in a greased casserole dish and top it off with the remaining 4 kinds of cheese.
  • Add truffle oil and buttered breadcrumbs if desired.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 291kcal | Protein: 18g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 73mg | Vitamin A: 725IU | Calcium: 574mg | Iron: 0.4mg