Garlic-Herb Mac & Cheese

Ah, macaroni and cheese... everyone's favorite comfort food! We go beyond "same old, same old" by using both cheese powder, similar (but tastier) to that found in boxed mixes for this dish; and fresh Cabot Vermont cheddar — available nationwide.

15 mins
25 to 35 mins
40 mins
5 1/2 cups, about 4 servings
Garlic-Herb Mac & Cheese - select to zoom
Garlic-Herb Mac & Cheese - select to zoom
Garlic-Herb Mac & Cheese - select to zoom


Prevent your screen from going dark as you follow along.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease four 1 1/2 to 2-cup ramekins, or one 2-quart baking dish.

  2. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente (slightly firmer than you would normally eat it). Drain and rinse with cool water. Set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan set over medium heat, whisk together the flour, milk, and cheese powder. Bring to a boil.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese and seasonings. Stir occasionally, until cheese is completely melted.

  5. Stir the pasta into the cheese sauce. Spoon it into the baking dish(es).

  6. Melt the butter and garlic oil together, then stir in the pizza seasoning and panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle a thick layer over the pasta and cheese.

  7. Bake the casserole for 25 to 35 minutes, until bubbly and browned. Remove from the oven, and serve hot.

Tips from our Bakers

  • This recipe is easily doubled. To fill a large casserole or 9" x 13" x 2" pan, double all ingredients, EXCEPT those for the crumb topping. Or, for a more generous crumb topping, feel free to double those ingredients, too.