Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a wonderful recipe that will fill your house with it's smell as it bakes. One of the best kid pleasing recipes in the world too. Thank you for trying it. ENJOY!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter in the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the flour and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until it smells slightly nutty.
  4. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the mozzarella, monterey jack, 1/2 cup parmesan, pepper, salt, paprika, basil, oregano, and parsley.
  6. Pour over the elbow noodles and mix until combined.
  7. Pour into a greased square baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes in the oven or until bubbling.
  8. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  9. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Serving Suggestions: Grilled steak, broccoli, boiled potatoes, fried chicken, and honey glazed ham.


Most Helpful

Okay, sense it is macaroni month, I decided to try one of my most favorite Chefs mac n' cheese to see if I liked it. I must say that I did change the recipe a little by adding cream instead of just milk and by adding a few more seasonings like curry powder and a little chili powder to just spice it up a by and I also added a little Asiago cheese for more cheese flavor, sense that seemed to be the problem with the other reviewers. In the all and all, this was a great recipe, and I will be making it again.

RockinChef April 30, 2004

Really different and cheesy.

Jeffsmom April 12, 2004

I made this for the 'scrap booking' crowd. It was my turn to host & I am not a great cook. I followed the recipie exactly & I have to say it came out great! I didn't want an 'orange' mac & cheese which is why I picked this recipie. The other women who are all fairly good cooks also loved it. The spices really added to an otherwise plain mac & cheese. This is a keeper! Thanks. LAD

LouAnne March 09, 2004

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