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Five-Cheese Fifteen-Minute Stovetop Mac n Cheese

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.
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword 5-Cheese Mac and Cheese, Mac and Cheese, Stovetop Mac and Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 m
Calories 424kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 1mg