Mac and Cheese with Cream Cheese

This mac and cheese with cream cheese offers an unparalleled creamy texture, blending mozzarella and sharp cheddar for rich, flavorful comfort food. Perfect as a main dish or a delectable side for any gathering.


– 1 lb elbow macaroni – 8 tbsp butter – 4 tbsp all-purpose flour – 3 cups milk – 1 tbsp hot sauce – 1 tbsp dijon mustard – 1/2 tsp kosher salt – 1/2 tsp black pepper – 8 oz cream cheese (room temp) – 2 cups mozzarella cheese or Monterey Jack – 2 cups cheddar cheese


Cook the Pasta: Boil macaroni in salted water until al dente, then drain.

Prepare the Roux: Melt butter, stir in flour, and whisk in milk to form a smooth base.

Make the Cheese Sauce: Add mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to the roux, then melt in the cheeses.

Combine Pasta and Sauce: Mix the cooked pasta with the cheese sauce in a greased baking dish.

Bake to Perfection: Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and bake until bubbly and golden brown.