Decadent Baked Mac and Cheese

Decadent Baked Mac and Cheese This is a rendition of a macaroni and cheese dish a local restaurant makes. It’s so rich and decadent I only make it once per year. It’s not a “dieter’s friend”. You can use any pasta shape you like.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 45 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cream, half-and-half, and garlic salt. Add Gruyere cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Oaxaca cheese. Stir into cream until melted. Drain pasta and add to the sauce; stir to coat.

  • Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and pour in pasta mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.

Per Serving: 300 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 15.1g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 69.3mg; sodium 402mg.