“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.

Click here to see Tips for Making the Perfect Mac 'n' Cheese. 

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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:

734 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 184g 283%
  • Carbs 156g 52%
  • Saturated 115g 577%
  • Fiber 7g 27%
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 162g 323%
  • Cholesterol 572mg 191%
  • Sodium 3,411mg 142%
  • Calcium 3,972mg 397%
  • Magnesium 259mg 65%
  • Potassium 996mg 28%
  • Iron 6mg 36%
  • Zinc 20mg 132%
  • Phosphorus 3,167mg 452%
  • Vitamin A 5,758IU 115%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 19%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 126%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 34%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 134µg 34%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 75%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 17µg 21%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 52g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 6g
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