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The mascarpone makes this rich and creamy without needing to fuss with a roux.
Make and share this Mascarpone and Cheddar Mac and Cheese recipe from Food.com.
- Prepare macaroni according to package directions.
- While pasta cooks, melt butter in a large pot. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Add mascarpone and stir until melted and smooth. Add salt, pepper, hot sauce (if using) and cheddar; stir until melted and smooth.
- Drain pasta, reserving some of the pasta cooking water. Add hot pasta to cheese sauce and stir until coated. If it seems too thick, add pasta water, 1 tbsp at a time, until desired consistency achieved. Serve at once.