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  • 1 lb Macaroni cooked according to directions on the package
  • 2 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 oz gruyere cheese or smoked gouda, grated
  • 8 oz white cheddar, grated
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp Dijon or yellow mustard
  • ¼ tsp black pepper or pepper sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish then set aside.
  2. In a large heavy bottom sauce pot over low heat melt butter. Add flour and stir until smooth.
  3. Add milk and cook until milk is warm and sauce has thickened a bit. Set 1 1/2 cup of grated cheese aside, this will be for the top.
  4. Add reminder of cheeses, black pepper, Dijon mustard, salt and egg then stir until smooth. Add macaroni to the cheese sauce, stir making sure the macaroni is well coated.
  5. Pour into a large baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  6. Place into oven and cook for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven. Allow to cool before serving.

If you are unable to find gruyere cheese, you can use smoked gouda instead or just all cheddar cheese. In the Caribbean when making Macaroni Pie they typically don’t make a cheese sauce. Instead all of the ingredients minus the flour and butter are combined with the macaroni. I find that I prefer this version.



  1. Cee
    November 27, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Soooo- since I have tried, and loved so many of your recipes, I’m going to use this recipe for my Mac and cheese this year. I have one pan in the oven right now (using all small disposable pans this year). I trust you, so I know it’ll turn out great. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Pat
    December 17, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    I live you Mac n cheese! Thanks so much. I have subscribed and am now a follower of your food videos. Again thanks so much for being so transparent.

  3. JehanP
    December 29, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    Thanks Pat and I’m glad you enjoyed it!