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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

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Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

Made with three different kinds of cheese and finished with a crusty panko topping, my oven-baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese will quickly become a casserole season staple!

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese


  • 3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and small diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar + ½ cup
  • 1 ½ cups shredded white cheddar
  • ¾ cup shredded smoked Gouda (optional)
  • 1 lb. macaroni or another pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 3 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and allow to cool.
  3. Add the butter to a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Stir in the flour until it is completely combined then pour in the milk and turn the heat up to medium-high.
  5. Cook the milk for 4-6 minutes or until thick and creamy.
  6. Stir in the 1 ½ cups of sharp and white cheddar and optional Gouda cheese until smooth and full incorporated.
  7. Add the cooked and cooled noodles and toss until coated.
  8. Transfer to a 13×9 casserole dish. Evenly sprinkle on the remaining ½ cup of cheddar.
  9. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter and breadcrumbs until combined and evenly sprinkle it over the top of the macaroni and cheese.
  10. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are browned.

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

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Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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