Baked 3 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

One of my all time, favorite comfort foods is Baked 3 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese.   This is a delicious, creamy version of macaroni and cheese that combines the taste of three different cheeses. It’s topped with buttery baked bread crumbs and Onion Crunchers.

Baked 3 Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni or other small pasta
  • 6 tbsps butter
  • 6 tbsps flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ozs shredded romano or fresh shredded Parmesan
  • 4 ozs shredded asiago
  • 4 tbsp butter (for breadcrumbs)
  • 2 cups bread Italian style crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Onion Crunchers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add pasta & cook per directions on the box.
  3. In a large pan, melt butter. Sprinkle flour over butter and cook 2 to 3 minutes on medium, stirring until it forms a roux or paste. Add milk and stir until well blended. Cook over medium-low heat until thick and bubbly. Add heavy cream and the cheese. Cook until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cooked macaroni to cheese mixture and mix until blended. Pour into a 13x9 baking dish. Melt 4 tbsp butter in pan and add breadcrumbs. Stir until blended. Add Onion Crunchers.
  5. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the macaroni and cheese.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media. You can find her at Confessions of an Overworked Mom

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