Large Batch Skillet White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

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White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is one of my favorite macaroni and cheese recipes. This Large Batch Skillet Mac and Cheese is the perfect EASY ONE POT DINNER for any night of the week. So much cheese and so much flavor!

Skillet White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is one of my favorites. This skillet mac and cheese recipe is so yummy, and it makes enough to serve the whole family!

By now you guys know that I love love LOVE a good skillet recipe! One pot meals are my absolute favorite because there’s no fussing with dishes. You guys also know that I love CHEESE, which is why I have so many macaroni and cheese recipes here. And you know the creamier it is, the better! This simple recipe for Skillet White Cheddar Mac and Cheese covers all the bases: it’s made in one pan, it’s full of cheesy flavor, and it couldn’t be easier to make.

This skillet mac and cheese recipe is so awesome for so many reasons. Besides the amazing taste, I love that this recipe makes A LOT of macaroni. I’m not calling it large batch for nothing. You can easily feed the whole family with this macaroni recipe and still have some leftover. Or if you want to make a batch for holiday feasts, there will be plenty to go around. This recipe should feed about 8 people (but with Pat on the scene it would feed a lot less. He LOVED it!)

You can’t go wrong with this delicious white cheddar mac and cheese. Everyone will love it, and there is more than enough to share!

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is a cheesy, easy recipe. This skillet mac and cheese recipe makes 8 servings, so don’t be afraid to share it with the whole family!

Skillet mac and cheese recipe topped with breadcrumbs

Large Batch White Cheddar Mac and Cheese in a skillet

Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe

This Skillet Mac and Cheese wasn’t an intentional knock off of Panera’s Creamy White Cheddar Mac and Cheese, but it sure does taste like it. It was a happy accident that I’m more than thrilled with! It’s that kind of creamy comfort food that hits the spot EVERY time.

It’s also fun that this White Cheddar Mac and Cheese can be made with so many variations. Keep the base the same and add in all of your favorites: Bacon, ham, feta, gruyere, you name it. You can’t go wrong with this cheesy recipe!


I can’t get over how cheesy and creamy this skillet mac and cheese recipe is. It’s the perfect combination of ingredients to create something truly crave worthy. Grab these ingredients and get to cooking!

What’s in White Cheddar Mac and Cheese?

  • Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Macaroni Pasta
  • Butter
  • White Wine
  • Heavy Cream
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese

One pan skillet recipe for mac and cheese

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese in a skillet

How to Make White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

The not so secret, secret to this Skillet White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is that the noodles are cooked RIGHT IN THE CHEESE SAUCE! They soak up all that cream instead of a bunch of water. PERFECTION. You’ll never go back to the same old same old macaroni and cheese, trust me!

How to make it in a skillet:

  1. Heat butter in a large skillet, then add in the flour and whisk for 1 minute.
  2. Slowly add in the milk, cream, and wine, one cup at a time. Whisk continuously as you add in the ingredients, and bring mixture to a simmer.
  3. Add in macaroni, Dijon mustard, and salt & pepper. Cook about 6 minutes (pasta should be al dente), continuing to stir while cooking.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese.
  5. In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, melted butter, and parmesan, then sprinkle mixture over the mac and cheese.
  6. Broil for 2 minutes until the breadcrumbs become golden brown.

This recipe is just too easy! It comes out so creamy and cheesy, with the absolute perfect flavor. Yum! I am so obsessed with this stuff.

A bowl of mac and cheese next to a skillet

If you’re in need of come comfort food, any time of year, then this white cheddar mac and cheese is exactly what you need. It’s my new go-to recipe, and it just happens to be one pan, in a skillet, covered with cheese. Imagine that? I know, shocking.

Watch the video and See the recipe card for How to Make Skillet Macaroni and Cheese.

If you like this white cheddar mac and cheese recipe, you have to try these other macaroni and cheese recipes too:



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