Creamy Macaroni and Cheese With Cheddar and Boursin Cheeses

Boursin and Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 38 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
556 Calories
32g Fat
40g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 556
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 40%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 839mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 27g
Calcium 555mg 43%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Boursin cheese with herbs elevates this baked macaroni and cheese casserole.

This is a delicious take on the family-favorite macaroni and cheese. The Boursin cheese mixture adds extra flavor and wonderful creaminess.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups milk (2% is fine)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mixed herbs or 2 teaspoons dried leaf herbs (thyme, sage, chives, etc.)
  • 1 package (5.2 ounces) Boursin cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, about 2 ounces
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. Grease a 2-to 2 1/2-quart baking dish. 

  3. Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water, following package directions. Drain and rinse; then set aside.

  4. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir until well blended and bubbly. Cook while stirring for two minutes. Add salt and pepper, and then gradually add the milk.

  5. Cook while stirring until thickened. Add the herbs, Boursin cheese, and cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Cook, stirring until cheeses have melted. Stir in the drained macaroni. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.

  6. In a cup, toss the breadcrumbs with the melted butter and then sprinkle over the casserole.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until macaroni and cheese are bubbly and topping is lightly browned.