Garlic Parmesan Mac & Cheese

Let me start by saying this recipe is rich and  decadent, and is not a weekly side in our house. But it is a delicious treat to break up boring mashed potatoes or rice on a weeknight, or to round out a special Sunday meal . Itis creamy and full of flavor and while it may seem a bit fancy the kids still gobble it up and ask for more.

Two things are important to get this just right

1. Caramelizing the onions before hand, tossing raw diced onions in the macaroni and cheese just doesn’t cut it.
2. You can use dried Parmesan from the canister off the shelf.. BUT DON’T.  Head on over to the deli area and pick up a container of fresh grated Parmesan.

Garlic Parm Mac and Cheese YUMMY!

Garlic Parmesan Mac & Cheese

Garlic Parmesan Mac & Cheese


  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 8 oz. dry elbow noodles
  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. dry ground mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Topping:
  • 2 TBSP. crushed butter crackers
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese


  1. Boil and drain noodles, set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°
  3. Saute onion in a large saucepan over medium heat with 1 Tbsp. of butter until it becomes translucent, add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove onions and garlic from pan, set aside.
  4. In the same pan melt remaining butter, stir in flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until very lightly browned.
  5. Whisk in ground mustard and broth, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add sour cream, milk, Parmesan, cheddar cheese, and cooked onions stirring until thoroughly melted.
  7. Add noodles and stir to coat well, transfer to a baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle top with cracker and Parmesan mixture.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.

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Written by Melissa Angert, editor of this fashion blog and author of Girlymama. You can also find her on Twitter as Melissa Angert. She is a mom of 3 living in Providence.