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homemade baked 4 cheese macaroni and cheese

homemade Four Cheese Baked Mac & Cheese

Full of cheesy goodness, this baked macaroni and cheese will be a family fave!
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CourseMain Course
Keywordbaked macaroni and cheese
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings8 servings


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • ½ cup parmesan shredded
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare pasta according to the directions, reserve ¼ cup of the water before draining pasta.
  • Drain pasta and return to pan.
  • Mix in the butter and cream cheese until melted and combined.
  • Add in seasonings and water.
  • Add in ½ of the shredded cheddar, all of the mozzarella, and all of the parm. Mix just until the cheese melts.
  • Pour into an 9 by 13 pan.
  • Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheddar cheese. 
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling.
  • Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes.


You could use chicken broth or milk in place of the starch water.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Calcium: 478mg | Iron: 1.2mg