The Creamiest Mac and Cheese

Contributor: Kelly Shea

The most comforting homemade macaroni and cheese recipe, using heavy cream and cream cheese to make the creamiest version you have ever tried!

Listen to our editor, Christine Pittman, explain briefly how this delicious Mac and Cheese is made, with great tips along the way, by clicking the play button below:

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  • Author: Kelly Shea
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 8 oz.  elbow macaroni pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 and ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. In a large pot, cook macaroni according to package instructions and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium pot melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Whisk in flour. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the heavy cream while whisking continuously to prevent lumps. Stir for a couple more minutes, until thickened.
  5. Add cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper to cream mixture and whisk until melted.
  6. Pour cheese mixture over the drained pasta and mix until evenly coated. Taste and stir in more salt and pepper, if desired.