Buttermilk Macaroni and Cheese With Cheddar Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe won a macaroni and cheese recipe contest sponsored by Tillamook cheese. There's a bit of work involved, but it sure sounds like it'd be worth it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Set buttermilk out at room temperature.
  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions, but cook for 2 minutes less than manufacturer's directions suggest. Drain pasta. Mix in 2 tablespoons butter with pasta and set aside.
  4. Place remaining 6 tablespoons butter, 2 cups of buttermilk, and ½ cup milk in saucepan and heat gently until butter is just melted. Using a wire whisk, mix in flour, salt, and pepper while stirring. Adjust to medium heat and seasonings. Continue heating and stirring until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and add 3 cups medium cheddar cheese and 1 cup white medium cheddar Cheese. Mix until cheese melts slightly. Add pasta. Pour into greased 9”x13" baking pan.
  5. In small bowl mix biscuit mix, 1/2 cup buttermilk, and 1/2 cup medium cheddar cheese. Drop biscuit mix by small teaspoons on top of macaroni. Bake until golden brown on top - 15-20 minutes.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was fantastic. The only reason I gave it four stars is that I changed it a bit. I didnt make the biscuit topping. Instead I used panko. Also, I didnt have white cheddar so I used jack. Came out great. I will have to try as posted and re-rate