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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese is delicious twist of the classic version. Made with two types of cheese, this easy dish is creamy, comforting, and perfect for dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic parmesan, mac and cheese recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 612kcal


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cups milk, any kind I used 2 %
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


  • In a medium pot, cook noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In another medium pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic cloves and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and mustard powder.
  • Slowly add milk and heavy cream, whisking to combine. Heat mixture over medium heat until it bubbles.
  • Reduce heat to low, add in cheeses, and stir until melted. Remove from heat, add cooked noodles to cheese mixture and stir to combine. If mixture is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk. Serve immediately. 


See my tips and tricks for making this Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese above the recipe box.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 508mg | Iron: 1mg