Recipe: Mac ‘N’ Four Cheese

Four different cheeses come together to transform this traditional family favorite into a gourmet treat for all ages.


  • 2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour (any type)
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère
  • 3-ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. dry parsley flakes or 1/2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a 3 quart saucepot over low heat. Stir in flour, seasoned salt, and white pepper. Stir continuously until the mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir milk into seasoned butter mixture, and place the pot back over low heat. Stir constantly. Bring to a boil while you stir, and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Using a whisk, stir in the sharp cheddar, Gruyère, and cubed cream cheese into the flour mixture. Stir until melted and smooth.
  5. Begin adding the cooked and drained pasta into the cheese sauce, stirring gently. Spoon the pasta and cheese sauce into a greased 8x8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese and parsley.
  6. Bake mac and cheese uncovered in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly.

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