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Mac and Cheese with Blue Cheese

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The classic mac and cheese recipe got updated with a creamy sauce with three types of cheese, medium heat from some spice, and a golden brown top. You can have it ready in under 45 minutes! It's one of our favorite things to serve as a side dish for the holidays or as a main dish with a green salad on any weekday. 


  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon of soft butter (for the dish)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded sharp parmesan, asiago or white cheddar cheese + 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1/2 cup cubed mozzarella cheese + 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1/2 cup crumbled mild blue cheese
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni (dry pasta)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion (yellow or red)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of spice or hot sauce: sriracha sauce or hot smoked paprika are our choices, but you can use whatever hot you like
  • Large pinch of fresh or dried thyme


  1. Place a large pot with abundant water over high heat. When it starts to boil, add a generous tablespoon of coarse salt and add the pasta. Cook until it's al dente, following the package directions. 
  2. Have ready a buttered medium baking dish or several individual-size gratin dishes or ramekins that can go into the oven. Mine is 7x9 inches (18x23cm) and oval.
  3. While the pasta cooks, preheat the oven to 350ºF/180°C.
  4. Mix the sour cream, milk, ½ cup parmesan, ½ cup mozzarella, blue cheese and onions in a medium bowl.
  5. Drain the cooked pasta and add to the prepared dish. 
  6. Add the cooked macaroni, season with salt, pepper, thyme, sriracha and mix well.
  7. Top with the rest of the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, dividing evenly.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until it bubbles and the cheese melts. Broil for the last 5 minutes to get a deeper golden color, being careful not to burn it.
  9. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container. 
  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American