Try White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe


New Delhi: Mac and cheese is simple and has lots of flavor from the cheeses and macaroni pasta because its shape allows more melted cheese to pool inside.

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Manchego or additional white cheddar cheese


In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pot.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and seasonings until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses until melted. Add to pasta; toss to coat.

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