Mac & Cheese - Noodles and Co. Style

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Noodles & Co Style Mac & cheese...The fun part is everyone mixing like crazy before we eat it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the macaroni according to the directions to al dente; do not overcook!
  2. Heat a sauce pan over medium heat.  Add the butter to the pan and melt.  Then add the flour. Start to whisk and make a roux.Whisk until the butter mixture starts to boil and bubble. Cook for another minute until it starts to lightly brown.
  3. Slowly whisk in the cream. Continue to whisk and cook until it starts to thicken up.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, paprika and Monterey Jack cheese. Whisk until the cheese is melted. The sauce will still be a little "liquidy".
  5. Pour about 1/2 cup of the cheese sauce into the bottom of a bowl.  Then add about 1 cup of cooked noodles over the sauce.Top this with about 1/2 c of the shredded colby jack. Top with fresh parsley for color. Before you eat; mix it all together in your bowl into delicious perfection.
  6. We keep the extra cheese sauce for quick leftovers over fresh noodles or vegetables.
Most Helpful

Tried this recipe and didn't work out well for me.

chloelemoine12 October 30, 2015

Delicious and easy. Novice cook (read: bachelor) here, and I was incredibly pleased with the recipe. Tasted just like Noodles and Co. from what I could tell, and much more cost effective (and satisfying!) to make it yourself. This will become a permanent dish in my rotation. As another reviewer mentioned, the extra cheese on top at the end can be optional, as the sauce is cheesy and delicious on its own!

Robert B. January 08, 2015

Definitely a 5 star recipe. My kids loved it!! Each had seconds and thirds. Will definitely be part of the cooking routine. I did make one change though, I used heavy whipping cream instead of half and half. It's what I had on hand and it needed used.

Jill C. November 24, 2014