Garlic Parmesan Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Creamy garlic and parmesan cheese flavored macaroni and cheese.
5 from 2 votes


  • 8 oz cellentani or pasta of your choice
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp low fat milk
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup  shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • finely chopped parsley optional
  • ground black pepper optional


  1. Boil pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add milk and garlic cloves. Simmer for a few minutes until garlic softens and flavor infuses into the milk. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add butter. Bring saucepan to low heat until butter is melted. Add in flour and whisk until smooth roux forms. Remove and discard garlic cloves from milk and then add milk into roux.  Also add in heavy cream, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic powder and mustard. Bring saucepan to medium heat. Whisk and stir until cheese is completely melted and sauce is thick and smooth.
  4. Add cooked pasta to cheese sauce, stirring until pasta is evenly coated. Garnish with parsley and fresh ground pepper if desired before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 495 Calories from Fat 359
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.9g 61%
Saturated Fat 23.3g 117%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.2g
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 516.4mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 20.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g 19%
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 18.2g 36%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 185%
Calcium 47%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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