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Three Cheese Baked Mac and Cheese

Your favorite mac and cheese recipe made three times more delicious with three times the cheese—parm, cheddar, and cottage cheese. Each bite brings a velvety delight!

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three cheese baked mac and cheese in serving dish

Three cheeses? Yes, please! Sharp parmesan and cheddar combine with creamy cottage cheese for a silky sauce. Savory onions, pepper, and tangy mustard add a balanced kick to this creamy comfort. It’s your new go-to recipe for potlucks, weeknights, and birthdays.

  • 8 oz Ronzoni® Elbows
  • 2 tbsp onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp powdered mustard
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup buttered breadcrumbs
Skill LevelEasy
Prep Time20 Min
Cook Time30 Min


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  3. In a medium saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender.
  4. Stir in flour, mustard, and pepper; cook 1 minute.
  5. Blend in milk; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  6. Add cheddar, cottage, and Parmesan cheese; stir until melted.
  7. Combine macaroni and sauce mixture; mix well.
  8. Pour into a buttered 2-quart baking dish.
  9. Top with breadcrumbs.
  10. Bake 30 minutes.

Pro Tip

The onion will turn translucent when it’s sautéed to tender perfection.