Action photo of the cheese sauce poured on the macaroni noodles.
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Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Try this three cheese macaroni and cheese for a gooey, cheesy, and comforting side dish. It's loaded with gouda, cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Macaroni and Cheese
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 851kcal
Author: John

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Gouda Cheese (shredded)
  • 8 Ounces Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
  • 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 1 Stick Butter (diced)
  • 4 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream or Whole Milk
  • 1 Lb. Macaroni Noodles or Short Pasta (cooked)

Instructions

  • First, cook your pasta per the box or package instructions. Drain and set the noodles aside to be used later. If they start to dry out, run a little warm water over them, mix gently, and re-drain.
  • Next, over medium heat in a large saucepan, melt the butter and then add the flour. Whisk the mixture and let it cook for one to three minutes. The longer the flour cooks, the thinner the cheese sauce will turn out.
  • Afterward, add the heavy cream to the butter/flour mix. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients, then let everything cook for about five minutes or until the cream starts to steam.
  • Then, slowly add the shredded cheddar, Monterey Jack, and gouda cheeses. Be sure to whisk the cheese sauce as everything melts together. The sauce should begin to thicken as it cooks for a few minutes. 
  • Last, pour the three cheese sauce over the drained pasta noodles. Stir, serve, and enjoy! Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Notes

The calories listed are based on the ingredients and a serving size of two ounces. Actual calories may vary. Cheese sauce has a fondue texture and must be monitored while cooking. Serve while hot and storage is not recommended. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2Ounces | Calories: 851kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1890IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 668mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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