• Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time:


This is a great basic macaroni and cheese recipe. Try different flavors of cheese to create a recipe that is perfect for you. Pepperjack would be great!


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs


  • Cook macaroni using package directions.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and salt and stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in dry mustard. Add milk gradually, stirring continually.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring continually, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup each cheddar, mozzarella and swiss. Mix cheese sauce and macaroni in a large bowl. Spoon into a 9x7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar, mozzarella and swiss.
  • Melt remaining butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Combine breadcrumbs and melted butter; mix well. Sprinkle on top of cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 minutes.

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