Mustard Mac and Cheese recipe

Author Ashlee Marie


  • 1/4 C butter
  • 1/3 C all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz Gruyere grated some extra for sprinkling on top
  • 6 oz cheddar grated some extra for sprinkling on top
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack grated
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 lbs penne slightly under cooked by 2 minutes


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Butter an 8x13 baking dish (or smaller individual dishes) - this doesn't count as the butter in the recipe.
  • Melt the butter and whisk in the flour.
  • Add the milk and cook until the sauce thickens, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and slowly add the cheese, stirring well.
  • Then add the salt, chili powder, mustard and garlic powder.
  • Stir until everything is melted and all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Mix the sauce with the under cooked penne, pour into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the cheeses over the top along with a bit of the chipotle powder for some color.
  • Bake for 15 mins and serve.