This will be the best mac and cheese you will ever have! With 3 different types of cheeses and the creamiest sauce EVER!!!

Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese - This will be the best mac and cheese you will ever have! With 3 different types of cheeses and the creamiest sauce EVER!!!

​So much for getting back on track with meal prep, right?

I mean.

I totally broke and cheated on meal prep with this mac and cheese.

And guess what.

It was well worth it.

With that cream mixture and that hidden gem of added gorgonzola cheese (a Stilton would also work!), I’d cheat on meal prep again and again.

Tell me you guys wouldn’t do the same.

Right?

And feel free to add in some grilled chicken or your desired protein to this mac and cheese.

Maybe some veggies.

But they’d really just get in the way of all that cream sauce.

Truth, guys.

Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese

This will be the best mac and cheese you will ever have! With 3 different types of cheeses and the creamiest sauce EVER!!!

15 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cavatappi pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, or more, as needed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  3. Gradually whisk in milk, heavy cream, Dijon and thyme. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in cheeses until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with chives, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 484.0 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.0g 58%
Saturated Fat 23.5g 118%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 119.0mg 40%
Sodium 678.0mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 5.0g
Protein 18.0g 36%

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