Servings: 8
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Laurelbrook Farm’s Homemade Mac & Cheese


2 lbs sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded*

1/2 stick butter*

2 cup milk*

2 lbs dry pasta (i.e. shells, rotini)

1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese*

Salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the cheese sauce:

  1. Combine shredded cheese, butter, and milk in a saucepan over low heat slowly until well blended.

For the pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta.
  3. Cook the pasta until it’s just barely al dente.
  4. Drain and immediately transfer the hot pasta to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  5. Cut up the cream cheese and stir into pasta until melted.
  6. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and stir.
  7. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly


* For a lighter version, use reduced-fat shredded cheese, cream cheese, and milk. Reduce amount of butter used.

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