Recipe of the Month: Mac and Cheese


Mac n Cheese, credit to @spicednice, Farrah J on TikTok.

Elena De Schutter, Staff Writer


 2 cups elbow pasta

7 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon crushed garlic

3 tablespoon flour

3 ½ cups half and half

½ cup heavy cream

2 cups Colby Jack

3 cups orange cheddar

1 cup white cheddar

2 cup mozzarella

2 ½ tablespoons 

½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

¾ teaspoon paprika

½ black pepper

½ salt



  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook the elbow pasta until al dente then toss in 2 tablespoons of butter
  3. In a separate large pan add the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter, crushed garlic, and flour and saute until golden. Be sure to mix thoroughly to avoid lumps of flour. Add the half and half and heavy cream and cook until it thickens.
  4. Add 1 cup of Colby Jack, 2 cups of orange cheddar, 1 cup of white cheddar, and 1 cup of mozzarella to the sauce, one cup at a time. Save the rest of the cheese for later. Once the cheese is melted into the sauce, add cream cheese and seasoning (garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt).
  5. Pour your pasta into a casserole dish and fold in the sauce to make sure each piece is covered. Add the remainder of the cheese and bake for 15 minutes, then broil for about 5 more minutes.
  6. Let the mac and cheese cool for 5 minutes before eating and enjoy!