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4.67 from 3 votes

5 Cheese Mac & Cheese

This is a great guilty pleasure. The Velveeta cheese is there as an added bonus to help make the pasta super creamy. With the different cheeses, this prevents it from being too clumpy and overdone. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 662kcal


  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup muenster cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Velveeta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • salt to taste


  • 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 add a smashed garlic so the garlic infuses the butter
  • When the butter melts completely, fish out the garlic clove and 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 5 different cheeses, leaving some behind for later
  • Season the cheese sauce with salt and granulated garlic.
  • 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 5 cheeses.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes and enjoy



Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1280IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 785mg | Iron: 1.4mg