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🧀 Classic Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack 🧀

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this classic macaroni and cheese recipe. Made with sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack, this dish is creamy, cheesy, and absolutely delicious!

Classic Macaroni and Cheese with Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack

You will need:

  • elbow macaroni8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • sharp Cheddar cheese2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Monterey Jack cheese1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • milk2 cups milk
  • butter2 tablespoons butter
  • all-purpose flour2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • salt1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lightly greasing a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  4. Slowly pour milk into butter-flour mixture while continuously stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese to milk mixture and stir until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  6. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a bowl and pour into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 20 minutes.


Feel free to add more cheese on top before baking for an extra cheesy crust. You can also add in other ingredients like bacon, sautéed onions, or peas for more flavor.

There's something undeniably comforting about a bowl of creamy, cheesy, and utterly delicious macaroni and cheese. Our Classic Macaroni and Cheese recipe, featuring the robust flavors of Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack, is a testament to this timeless comfort food. But the journey of flavors doesn't have to stop here. With Cheesie, you can explore a world of cheese possibilities.

Ever wondered about the process and time required to make cheese? Or perhaps you've pondered the differences between White Cheddar and Colby cheese? At Cheesie, we're passionate about all things cheese, and we're here to share that passion with you.

Our recipe uses a blend of Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack to create a rich, creamy sauce that perfectly coats the elbow macaroni. The Sharp Cheddar brings a tangy depth, while the Monterey Jack adds a creamy, mild flavor. But why stop at two cheeses? Using multiple types of cheeses in your mac and cheese can introduce a symphony of flavors and textures. Feel free to experiment with your favorite cheeses and create a mac and cheese that's uniquely yours.

Once you've mastered this classic recipe, why not explore other cheese-centric dishes? Perhaps you'd like to try your hand at mastering the art of cheese wheel pasta, or learn about the perfect pairings in the art of cheese and crackers. With Cheesie, the cheesy possibilities are endless.

And when you're done savoring your homemade mac and cheese, we've got tips on how to preserve the creamy goodness while reheating mac and cheese. Because good cheese should never go to waste.

So go ahead, dive into this cheesy adventure, and let Cheesie guide you through the delicious world of cheese. Happy cooking!