Is there anything more comforting than a tray of homemade macaroni & cheese? I can’t believe that up to a few years ago, I was still cracking open one of those blue boxes for my mac & cheese fix. But once I learned how easy it was to make at home, I haven’t looked back.

A quick sauce is made up of butter, flour, and milk. Then once it’s thickened, I’ll add close to a metric ton of shredded cheese. I like to shred my own – the stuff that’s pre-shredded from the store has anti-clumping agents, which doesn’t lead to the same melty, gooey consistency that the blocked cheese will give you.

I used yellow sharp cheddar (for a nice bite), Gruyere (for a mellow sweetness), and Parmesan (for a salty kick). They all blend together so beautifully in the sauce to create a symphony of cheesiness. But, feel free to experiment with whatever you like! This sauce is just a blank canvas for whatever cheesy goodness you can dream up. Enjoy!


  1. Kim in MD
    Posted October 8, 2014 at 1:21 PM | Permalink

    This looks delicious, Laura! I love homemade mac & cheese, and the combination of cheeses you used in this recipe sound like perfection to me.
    This beautiful Fall weather we having having here on the Eastern Shore is making me crave soup, stews and comfort foods like this!

  2. Cat
    Posted October 8, 2014 at 5:57 PM | Permalink

    Laura, saw this on Facebook this afternoon, went right out and bought what I needed….It will be our dinner tonight!!
    Hope all is well with you ….. Miss you Cat

    • Posted October 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

      Hope you are well too! Things sure aren’t the same in the studio without you. Hope you’re enjoying those little ones, I know they have to be so happy to have you around more! 🙂

  3. Marianne
    Posted October 11, 2014 at 7:54 PM | Permalink

    Directions do not include when to add pasta.

  4. Posted October 12, 2014 at 4:54 AM | Permalink

    Delicious combination with these three cheeses!
    Perfect dinner!

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