Chef Mike's Mac and Cheese Recipe

Our own Chef Mike shares his special personal recipe for Grown Up Mac and Cheese featuring heavy cream, Gouda, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses. Chef Mike first shared this recipe on Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. 

Grown Up Mac and Cheese

Serves 6 people

Preheat oven 450 degrees


  • Butter to grease dish (or pan spray)
  • 12 ounces of noodle of choice (I like Cavatappi)
  • 1 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoons All Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 cups grated Gouda
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Basil


  • Butter or Spray 13×9 baking dish
  • Cook noodles until tender but still firm(about 5 minutes) Drain
  • Whisk heavy cream, milk, flour, salt and pepper into a large bowl and blend
  • Stir in ½ of the cheese and all of the basil
  • Transfer to the baking dish
  • Add remaining cheese to the top of the noodle mixture
  • Place in 450 degree oven (stir ½ way through the baking process)
  • Bake until sauce bubbles and cheese melts and begins to brown, about 18-20 minutes
  • Let stand 15 minutes before serving!  Don’t be afraid to make 2 dishes (it’s always better the second day)

If you want to make it the main dish you can:

  • Add Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese or
  • Chicken Bacon and Ranch dressing
  • Philly Cheesesteak meat and fried onions
  • Chicken Parm and Provolone cheese

Is this too much??? Let us do the work!

We sell our amazing macaroni and cheese in our restaurants, market deli and also available in our Catering Department.