“World’s Best” Mac and Cheese Recipe

Maryse Chevriere


It doesn't get much better than Macaroni and Cheese featuring Seattle and New York's Beecher's Handmade Cheese. As owner and inventor of the recipe Kurt Dammeier says, "The proportion of pasta to cheese sauce is crucial to the success of the dish. It will look like a lot of sauce for the pasta, but some of the liquid will be absorbed."

The best part about this mac and cheese recipe is that it can be made ahead and frozen — just be sure to use a freezer-to-oven-safe pan and increase the baking time to 50 minutes.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cook the penne for 2 minutes less than package directions. It will finish cooking in the oven. Rinse the pasta in cold water and set aside.

Combine the cooked pasta and Flagship Cheese Sauce in a medium bowl and mix carefully but thoroughly. Scrape the pasta into an 8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the cheese and then the chipotle powder.

Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories per serving:

738 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 187g 288%
  • Carbs 156g 52%
  • Saturated 106g 530%
  • Fiber 7g 27%
  • Trans 6g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 46g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 157g 314%
  • Cholesterol 556mg 185%
  • Sodium 3,549mg 148%
  • Calcium 3,722mg 372%
  • Magnesium 254mg 63%
  • Potassium 876mg 25%
  • Iron 4mg 20%
  • Zinc 22mg 143%
  • Phosphorus 2,955mg 422%
  • Vitamin A 1,448µg 161%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 22%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 147%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 178µg 44%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 80%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 24%
  • Vitamin K 17µg 21%
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