A bowl of shell pasta covered in white cheddar sauce
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Creamy Homemade White Cheddar Mac n Cheese

There is nothing better than delicious creamy homemade mac n cheese and using white cheddar instead of traditional cheddar kicks up the flavor profile for a knock out easy dinner recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 864kcal
Author: Jade Jones


  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 1/4 cups milk hot
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 4 cups extra sharp white cheddar cheese grated (about 1 lb)
  • 1 lb macaroni cooked
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Add flour and cook stirring constantly until light brown (about 3 minutes). Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  • Whisk in hot milk 1/4 cup at a time and cook whisking constantly until sauce thickens.
  • Add cheese one cup at a time and stir each addition until incorporated into the sauce.
  • Combine the macaroni with the cheese sauce.  Serve hot.

For a crispy top baked version:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread the mixture into a greased 9 by 13 pan.
  • Distribute the bread crumbs over the top. Bake until crust is golden and interior is hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.


Calories: 864kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1390IU | Calcium: 774mg | Iron: 2.5mg