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Amazing Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

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Amazing Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese

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Classic comfort food but better, with cream cheese and buttery Ritz cracker crumbs. Everyone will be asking for the recipe! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 Tbsp. salt (for pasta water)
  • 12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups shredded)
  • 4 oz. Gruyere cheese (or Swiss, 1/2 cup shredded)
  • 4 oz. Gouda cheese (1/2 cup shredded)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter (for sauce)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt (for sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (or white pepper)
  • 4 oz. round buttery crackers (like Ritz, 4 oz. is about 36 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (for topping)
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    Calories570Calories from Fat310
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat21g105%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat310
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C0%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Karen 8 months ago
    Took a long time to make and it is a bit bland. But we didn’t hate it. Very creamy. May add bacon next time as suggested on another review.
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    Casey Callahan 10 months ago
    Delicious rich and creamy with a great golden crust
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    Rummel a year ago
    Turned out great! It was very rich, creamy, and filling. Thinking to add bacon in future!
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    jane cardines a year ago
    was my first try to baked it. Deliciou!
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    lindsay d a year ago
    Was creamy and the topping was crunchy but I still felt like something was missing spice wise.
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    Kevin Malek a year ago
    I was really delicious. Really good!!@
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    Tanya E. 2 years ago
    i've made it two times-- the second time I put Pepper Jack cheese in --in place of the swiss cheese. It was amazing and there wasn't any left. My guests kept going back for more.
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    Jaron 2 years ago
    Don't hesitate to add extra salt and pepper at the wnd and maybe more of the other seasonings.
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    Gregg OKeefe 2 years ago
    Wonderful and creamy!
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    Bfh 2 years ago
    This recipe is delicious
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    Samantha 2 years ago
    loooooove it. I usually always double the recipe too.
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    Plokjnddn 2 years ago
    This recipe is very good
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    Sofia Spano 3 years ago
    we've tried many mac and cheese recipes and this seems like the best one! it pleased everyone and we will definitely make again.
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    w 4 years ago
    It's great if you like sharp cheese!
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    JEANETTE MARTINEZ 4 years ago
    I substituted with almond milk because it's all I had in my fridge. I was pleasantly surprised by the creaminess of it, not too thick. My husband and I enjoyed it. Will def make again!
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    Jenny Swart 4 years ago
    It was amazing. I did substitute different cheeses due to not having the specific ones, however, it still tasted amazing! I'm very satisfied with it.