Blue Cheese Mac & Cheese

I love a rich, velvety macaroni and cheese – especially when the cheese is blue cheese! This is for serious blue cheese lovers – you can tame it down by substituting some of the blue cheese with more cheddar.


For the recipe…

Blue Cheese Mac & Cheese
makes 8 servings

1 pound penne pasta
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 cups blue cheese, crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13×9 baking pan.

Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender, but still al dente. Drain and leave in strainer until the sauce is ready.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour to make a roux and stir constantly to let the flour cook, but not burn.

Gradually whisk in milk and cream. Simmer until mixture thickens, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and add grated cheddar cheese (reserving 1/2 cup for sprinkling on top before baking) and crumbled blue cheese. Whisk until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add cooked pasta to sauce, stir to coat. Transfer mixture to prepare baking pan and sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake until golden brown on top (sauce will begin to be bubbling), about 25 minutes.




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28 responses to “Blue Cheese Mac & Cheese

  1. cheddar and blue is one of my favorite combos for homemade mac and cheese, along with cheddar and fontina.

    it’s shitty and rainy and cold, and i SO wish that i had all the ingredients for this in the house.

  2. Blake

    It’s just so ugly today in SoCal and this looks so appetizing. Might have to stop by the store today if I get off of work early. Thanks for the great recipe.

  3. Nice looking mac and cheese. I really like the sound of using blue cheese in it!

  4. OMG, my mouth is totally watering. No one else in the house will eat this, but I don’t think that’s going to stop me from making it this weekend.

  5. jessica

    That looks good. MY MOUTH IS WATERING!! I am about to make some right now

  6. Candace

    hm, it was good but maybe i needed more blue cheese, or maybe my first attempt at making a roux was bad. thanks for the recipe though! everyone at potluck loved it

  7. Alana

    Love, love, LOVE this recipe! I add grilled chicken and it’s a complete meal. My family is in love with it, and anytime there is a potluck, I’m begged to make this!

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    • Ryan

      For a little extra zazz drain 2 16 ounce cans of diced tomatoes an two 8 ounce cans of musrooms and mix them in for the baking. Try sprinkling bread crumbs over the top too.

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  13. lola

    Just made this and its delicious!*

  14. Jamie

    Made this and added lobster and a smudge of breadcrumbs on top and everyone loved it last week they are asking for it again today. Thanks for posting

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  17. JP Nettles

    I made this back in november for the 1st time my friends loved it so I have made it 3 more times and yep making it today. I leave out the cheddar.

  18. allison

    i make mine similar to this but with a slight difference…in the heated butter i would add a cup of diced onions and sautee then add my flour and some cinamon then add the milk, then the cheese then the blue cheese add salt and pepper to taste…coat the pasta with the sauce and then top off with grated croutons mixed with fresh parsley..bake for 40mins at 375

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