This isn’t your typical mac ‘n cheese recipe, no, this recipe is about 100 times better and is an adult macaroni and cheese recipe for a blue cheese mac ‘n cheese with bold flavors!
This recipe is my FAVORITE mac and cheese. It’s SO GOOD! It has a creamy sauce which is complimented perfectly by the crunch from the baked bread crumb topping and blue cheese crumbles ribboned throughout, making it delicious through and through. The best noodles to use are cavatapi, because the sauce really coats all the spirally noodles and even gets inside the noodles – I cannot stress enough how good this recipe is, I’ve been making it for years!
I know not everyone is a blue cheese lover (I personally don’t love blue cheese by itself usually), but in this mac ‘n cheese recipe, even those most leery of blue cheese will find themselves loving this dish. I like to think of this as an adult macaroni and cheese dish, and so it deserves a bold spirit pairing: my husband recommends scotch because of its smoky notes!
If you’re going to an dinner party or potluck, I’d totally recommend bringing this dish (at the bottom of this post I share 18 meals perfect for a potluck). This is also a great recipe to make and then have as a side to some grilled meat, like a nice juicy steak. Ok, now I’m drooling, I’m totally going to make this blue cheese mac n cheese recipe and some steaks (and of course balsamic grilled vegetables) for Labor Day this weekend (which is also my husband and mine’s 5th wedding anniversary!)
I’d love to know – what are your plans for Labor Day, and what will you be cooking?!
Also, in case you’re interested, I used this gorgeous Le Creuset casserole dish, I use this dish ALL the time (side note – if you’re shopping at Williams-Sonoma, you definitely need this grill basket, it’s amazing – used to to make these grilled balsamic veggies!!)