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Aged Irish Cheddar cheese and Asiago combine to make this Irish Cheddar Mac 'n Cheese creamy, cheesy and oh so fabulously delicious! The perfect addition to your St. Patrick's Day menu! #pasta #dinner #easyrecipe #StPatricksDay #sidedish #cheddar Macaroniandcheese #swirlsofflavor
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Irish White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Guaranteed to be a family favorite, Irish Cheddar Mac and Cheese is both creamy and cheesy, and you don’t have to be Irish to love it because everyone loves mac n cheese! Make it with an Irish cheddar cheese and you're all set for your St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: cheddar mac and cheese, Macaroni and Cheese, white cheddar mac and cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 329kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • Preheat oven to 375F. Coat 1.5 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In large saucepot melt 2 Tbs. butter over medium-high heat. Add flour, mustard powder and salt, stirring until smooth.
  • Whisk in milk and evaporated milk until smooth. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is slightly thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Add Irish Cheddar and Asiago cheeses, stirring until smooth and melted.
  • Remove from heat; stir in cooked pasta until combined and evenly coated. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  • In small bowl remaining 1 Tbs. butter; stir in panko. Sprinkle over pasta.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until panko is lightly browned and mixture is hot and bubbly.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!


6 servings.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • You can make this recipe ahead.
    • Combine all the ingredients the refrigerate it, covered, until ready to serve
    • Let the casserole come to room temperature
    • Bake as directed in the recipe
  • Feel free to substitute elbow pasta for the cavatappi pasta
  • Rotini pasta will work well in place of the cavatappi pasta too


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 1mg