Keto Mac and Cheese with Real Noodles

5 from 9 reviews

This Keto Mac and Cheese recipe is a cheesy, noodley comfort dish that you can bake up in just 30 minutes.  It’s a keeper.


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  • 1 (8 oz) bag of The Great Bread Co. Elbow Noodles or ImPASTAble Penne Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 5 oz cream cheese, softened and chopped into cubes
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 3/4 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


Step 1.  Get out an 11 x 8 inch or 9 x 9-inch casserole dish.

Step 2.  Boil a large pot of salted water.  Add pasta and cook for 10 minutes.  Drain.  Add pasta to a large bowl.

Step 3.  In a medium-sized saucepan, over Medium heat, melt together butter, cream cheese and heavy whipping cream.  Stir until completely melted with no clumps of cream cheese left.

Step 4.  Stir in 1 1/4 cup cheddar, 1 cup mozzarella, and 1 cup parmesan cheese and cook until fully melted and smooth.

Step 5.  Remove from the heat and stir in the paprika.  Taste for salt and add salt and pepper if desired.  How much salt you need will depend on how salty the cheese you use is.

Step 6.  Pour the cheese sauce into the bowl of pasta and mix to combine.  Pour the mixture into the casserole dish. 

Step 7.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and heat under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.  If you like it browned on top, then you can broil it for 3-4 minutes.  Keep a close eye on it though, because it will go from browned to burnt very quickly.


Keywords: Real Low Carb Mac and Cheese, Real Low Carb Macaroni and Cheese, Real Low Carb Mac-N-Cheese