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White Cheddar Mac and Cheese Recipe

One bite of this White Cheddar Mac and Cheese recipe and you will never reach for the boxed stuff again. This elevated mac and cheese is an amazing dinner, either as a side dish or main course. Pair this with roasted vegetables or a side salad and enjoy this restaurant-style meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White Mac and Cheese
Servings: 4
Author: Jill


  • 16 ounce elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar shredded (plus ½ cup for topping if desired)
  • ½ cup gruyere cheese shredded
  • 8 ounce cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cook noodles according to package directions until al dente.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Slowly add milk, whisking continuously. Add the seasonings and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough that it coats the back of a spoon.
  • Add the cheeses and sour cream, stirring until melted. Immediately remove from heat.
  • Mix together the sauce and noodles. Transfer to the baking dish and top with additional white cheddar cheese if desired.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the edges bubble.