Five-Cheese, Fifteen-Minute Stovetop Mac ‘n’ Cheese is the quickest, creamiest, and cheesiest homemade macaroni and cheese that is so tasty, it will entice your family to come “Back Around the Table” for this creamy, cheesy comfort food.
I grew up in a large family. It was crazy busy in a family with 5 kids that had to be in 5 different places at once; but on holidays we always made time to get the entire family together around the table and have a delicious memorable meal together. My parents are gone now; but one of the most treasured heirlooms I have from them is our family dining room table. It holds so many childhood memories for me of past family dinners, and I know we will create many more memories with our own family meals around that table.
In his new cookbook, Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook, David Venable is encouraging families to get back around the table by creating some amazing and enticing comfort food recipes, such as Banana-Peanut Butter French Toast, Sunday Pot Roast, Smoked Brisket, Mimi’s Blackberry Cobbler, and this Five-Cheese, Fifteen-Minute Stovetop Mac ‘n’ Cheese. He includes 100 brand-new recipes, as well as 30 fan favorites, all with his creative spin on comfort food.
If you are not familiar with David Venable, he is the host of QVC’s popular cooking and dining show “In the Kitchen with David®” on QVC Wednesdays at 8pm (ET) and on Sundays at 12PM (ET) that features product information, cooking demonstrations, on-air guests, celebrity appearances and live viewer interaction.
I was lucky enough to receive one of David’s Back Around the Table cookbook for a cookbook review. It was difficult to choose only one recipe because so many incredibly innovative comfort food recipes are included in this cookbook. However, I decided to share the Five Cheese Fifteen Minute Stovetop Mac n Cheese with you because it has not one or two but FIVE of my favorite types of cheese, including smoked gouda, gruyere, asiago, yellow extra-sharp cheddar, and white extra sharp cheddar! You’ll throw away the boxed mac n cheese after you try this creamy, cheesy, from scratch mac n cheese that only takes 15 minutes to make!
Most macaroni and cheese recipes are baked and take much longer to prepare. However, this mac n cheese takes only 15-minutes yet tastes better than many baked mac n cheese recipes. His secret? In addition to to using five real cheeses, (no powdered stuff here), he adds a bit of sour cream at the end to make it extra creamy. It is so quick it will literally take you more time to grate the cheese than it will to make this recipe.
In addition to all the mouthwatering recipes, the Back Around the Table cookbook includes big glossy color photos and easy to follow, well-written instructions. Plus I love reading reading a little bit about the background of each recipe in David’s introductory paragraph.
This beautiful hard cover recipe cookbook would make an excellent holiday gift for any food lover on your holiday shopping list. Visit QVC and buy a copy of Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook for your foodie family and friends and, of course, one for yourself. This gift may even give you a greater gift, by encouraging your family to come back around the table.
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Five-Cheese Fifteen-Minute Stovetop Mac n Cheese
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 cups heavy cream warmed
- 1 cup 4 ounces shredded smoked Gouda
- 1/2 cup 2 ounces shredded Gruyere
- 1/4 cup 1 ounce shredded Asiago
- 1 cup 4 ounces shredded yellow extra-sharp Cheddar
- 2 cups 8 ounces shredded white sharp Cheddar
- 1 pound gemelli or other pasta twists cooked
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the flour and mustard and stir with a wooden spoon or whisk until a thick paste forms, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the cream and bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring until the sauce becomes thick. Add the Gouda, Gruyere, Asiago, yellow Cheddar, and white Cheddar, stirring the cheese until melted and the sauce is smooth. Add the cooked pasta and stir well to combine. Stir in the sour cream, salt, and white pepper and cook until the ingredients are combined and hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.
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If you think your family will enjoy this recipe, be sure to visit qvc.co/AroundtheTableCookbook to learn more about and purchase Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook. Filled with 156 great recipes like this, you’re sure to find something that fits your lifestyle and gathers everyone back around the table!
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This looks so amazing! I just made homemade mac ‘n cheese the other day. I realized about halfway through that we didn’t have any milk, so I ended up using an entire container of sour cream instead. I have to say it was some of the best mac ‘n cheese any of us had ever had. So I definitely believe that the sour cream will make this mac ‘n cheese awesome. Can’t wait to try it!
The sour cream did make it extra creamy. It is a delicious recipe to try.
Renee's Kitchen Adventures says
I love the combination of cheeses in this recipe. I need to check out that book! I might need to ask Santa for one for Christmas!
It is a beautiful cookbook with some delicious recipes.
Well, I think you picked a pretty darn yummy recipe and I absolutely love In the Kitchen with David, I always get so hungry when watching. ps I’m a QVC fan big time 🙂
Isn’t his show great?! You are not alone. You have lots of company. Love QVC too.
Mary Ellen says
Love mac and cheese and this one looks heavenly! I love all of those cheeses too.
It is heavenly!
Darn, the link did not work for the cook book, but I think you are right, it sounds like it would be a great gift for Christmas!
Hi Rachael, the links are working now. Let me know if you have any other problems reaching their web site.
Sarah at the magical slow cooker says
What a fun cookbook! I love this mac and cheese. So easy.
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
Looks like a great cookbook and such a fabulous recipe!!
Yes! I love both the recipe and the cookbook. The cookbook would make a wonderful gift for foodies.
You got me at Gouda
I know, right? I love the gouda and the asiago in addition to the other cheeses because they give it such great flavor, and the sour cream makes it so creamy.
Marion@Life Tastes Good says
Ooh I was looking at the cookbook website and it looks great. This recipe sounds like a keeper!!
The cookbook is really nice with great recipes and big glossy photos!
I am swooning over all the cheeses in this recipe AND the heavy cream AND the sour cream – wow! Just based on this recipe, I am a fan and I love his concept of gathering the family around the dinner table!
I love all the cheeses too. And I agree about the concept also. Yummy comfort food is a great way to get people to gather around the table.
Dan from Platter Talk says
Man n cheese rules at our house and our boys will love this recipe!
I bet they will. You will have to make a big batch of it.
Wow, now that’s a bowl of mac n cheese and lots of cheese, you can never have enough.
I agree. You can never have enough cheese.
Joanne T Ferguson says
G’day What a yummy looks recipe Michelle that I want to try now!
Cheers! Joanne pinned
Thank you Joanne!