The Ultimate Five-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese | Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

  • Published: 22 November 2015
  • My mother passed down her macaroni and cheese recipe to me about 20 years ago. I have made my own tweaks since then to create what is now known as my Ultimate Five-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese. Made with a blend of sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, and parmesan cheeses, this dish has become a favorite of every single person who has tasted it. Yes, this recipe is a little labor intensive, but it is well worth it!

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    I normally cook this dish in glass. For this video, it was cooked in my Lodge 3-quart enameled cast iron Dutch oven. I have also had success with cooking this dish in a regular, ‘well-seasoned’ cast iron skillet. If cooked in glass, increase your temperature to 400 degrees. Also, the deeper your dish, the longer it will take to cook. If your dish is shallow, it will take less time. So, you may want to do a test run to be sure of the appropriate times for your cookware.

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Comments • 326

  • Gwen MarieStella
    Gwen MarieStella  4 years back

    I made it and it is soo nice 100/100 ♡ love it

    • Bob Seagraves
      Bob Seagraves  4 years back

      The macaroni is delicious, however, you should NEVER rinse the noodles! Check it out.

    • Cici Taylor
      Cici Taylor  4 years back

      Food Wishes music!!!😊

      • Anay Patil
        Anay Patil  4 years back


        • Kayla
          Kayla  4 years back

          Loving the execution of these videos. Definitely subscribed!

          • barnesfam
            barnesfam  4 years back

            Ah man. You're killing me over hair with that amazing mac & cheese, and I'm on a diet.

            • kaleidoscopicmind5
              kaleidoscopicmind5  4 years back

              i've only ever made bechamel based mac n cheese which is super creamy... this reminds me of the stuff they serve at roscoe's chicken which is more dry. im interested to try it out!

              • Shannyface87
                Shannyface87  4 years back

                Looks really delicious. I love cheese and this is probably one I'd like to make.

                • Jordan Johnson
                  Jordan Johnson  4 years back

                  Just made it. Mmm mmm. Thanks for letting us enjoy this!

                  • Books and Such
                    Books and Such  4 years back

                    Do you need the olive oil?

                    • Alfrion
                      Alfrion  4 years back

                      Do you want a sprinkle of pastas with your cheeses ?
                      Raaaaaaah I am starving haha !

                      • Allen Ash
                        Allen Ash  4 years back

                        sweet video!

                        • Tori Loy
                          Tori Loy  4 years back


                          • Tom Thompson
                            Tom Thompson  4 years back

                            Jeepers, thanks for the recipe. That looks terrific!! Could you send me 1 of them bowls? LOL

                            • Mjgenerazio G
                              Mjgenerazio G  4 years back

                              I am SO glad to hear you say you don't like pre-shredded. I also shred my own, because you can absolutely tell the difference. The cellulose the coat the shredded cheese in makes it noticeably chalky. Even when I make ziti, I buy blocks of mozzarella and cut it up tiny. So it melts nice throughout. People always think I'm crazy when I shred cheddar for Mac and cheese, but it's night and day, and that's why I always get asked to cook it.

                              • jarvusblue blue
                                jarvusblue blue  4 years back

                                I can't wait to try this recipe. I have never seen this technique use before for macaroni, but it make perfect sense. You have a new follower :-)

                                • Mike Williamson
                                  Mike Williamson  4 years back

                                  I've tried this recipe, but with different cheeses. I decided to give it some Italian flavors, so I used:
                                  3.5 oz (100g) of Mascarpone Cream Cheese
                                  1.75 oz (50g) of Mozzarella
                                  1 oz (30g) of Gorgonzola
                                  1 oz (30g) of Picarino or Grana Padano
                                  0.5 oz (26g) of Parmegiano Reggiano (Parmesan)
                                  1 cup (245ml) of Cream
                                  1.75 oz (50g) of Butter
                                  Any type of pasta (I prefer Spaghetti or Macaroni) enough for 2-4 servings
                                  a sprinkling of basil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder

                                • GizmoBee1702
                                  GizmoBee1702  4 years back

                                  Love the technique! Made about 2/3rds recipe in same size Lodge. Exceptional!

                                  • Creative Planet Janet
                                    Creative Planet Janet  4 years back

                                    Thank you Mr. Rogers for changing your mind to not keep this recipe a secret. I have not made homemade macaroni and cheese in years, but it is time to do that again. I want to try it your way!

                                    • OhNo
                                      OhNo  4 years back

                                      The Food Wishes song at 2:57. Those are some pretty cool cast iron serving dishes, by the way

                                      • Leslie Nunya
                                        Leslie Nunya  4 years back

                                        I feel like I need to go to confession after watching this!

                                        • Nick Neforos
                                          Nick Neforos  4 years back

                                          Now that is a serious Mac & Cheese!!! You've been a big reason I got into cast iron cooking. Awesome show.

                                          • TheDiscoaddict
                                            TheDiscoaddict  4 years back

                                            Man that looks so incredibly yummy. Thanks for sharing!

                                            • CB.Author Lydia Green
                                              CB.Author Lydia Green  4 years back

                                              I am trying this!! it looks delicious

                                              • Martin Chuzzlewit
                                                Martin Chuzzlewit  4 years back

                                                Great recipe, but I think too much room in the dutch oven is taken up by the macaroni. :)

                                                • Angelica Guerrero
                                                  Angelica Guerrero  4 years back

                                                  I've gotta tell my mom to make this. 😍😋

                                                  • ezyroller
                                                    ezyroller  4 years back

                                                    Praise cheeses!

                                                    • Kenny Tee
                                                      Kenny Tee  4 years back

                                                      You remind me of Pierre Bernard

                                                      • Peremesole
                                                        Peremesole  4 years back

                                                        Made it for my mom and dad THEY LOVED IT

                                                        • George Strut
                                                          George Strut  4 years back

                                                          you sound like Ben Carson

                                                          • The Culinary Fanatic
                                                            The Culinary Fanatic   4 years back

                                                            +George Strut - I can't tell you how many times I have heard that. Might not be a good thing with his numbers so low right now :)

                                                        • Tralbi8
                                                          Tralbi8  4 years back

                                                          the problem is that it's 3am, tomorrow i have school, and now i'm hungry as hell. of course i have nothing to eat...

                                                          • Davebow Hol
                                                            Davebow Hol  4 years back

                                                            Mother always included finely chopped onions . Was Her Father's favorite dish. lol { Man was a cheese -freak ...hahahah }

                                                            • Hope
                                                              Hope  4 years back

                                                              omg I got to have this I'm starving now I want some

                                                              • Andrew Busher
                                                                Andrew Busher  4 years back

                                                                Looks good and I appreciate your wanting to film a nice video, but... Did you really wash the cheese grater between every cheese? Lol

                                                                • OoCOLDasICEoO
                                                                  OoCOLDasICEoO  4 years back

                                                                  at first i had my doubts but towards the end i knew this dish was crack!!! highly addicting

                                                                  • Stephen InGermany
                                                                    Stephen InGermany  4 years back

                                                                    good video, but that isn't mozarella

                                                                    • radioactivsmurf
                                                                      radioactivsmurf  4 years back

                                                                      this is interesting because most recipes use flour and milk to make the sauce, but this is more indulgent and not healthy but very tasty.

                                                                      • Evelin Martinez
                                                                        Evelin Martinez  4 years back

                                                                        Wow! Yums!

                                                                        • Elyon Wells
                                                                          Elyon Wells  4 years back

                                                                          that looks very good

                                                                          • Thomas Zubia
                                                                            Thomas Zubia  4 years back

                                                                            Needs bacon

                                                                            • lainey68
                                                                              lainey68  4 years back

                                                                              Holy macaroni that looks good!

                                                                              • artb3
                                                                                artb3  4 years back


                                                                                • Nichol Joharie
                                                                                  Nichol Joharie  4 years back

                                                                                  Stumbled upon this recipe and so glad the Universe brought me to it. I have a similar mac & cheese recipe in my stash but your technique and few little extras took this comfort food to a new level. I made this recipe last night and it was absolutely delicious! I mean, Uhhhh-mazing!! Thanks for sharing!

                                                                                  • Gabriel Reid
                                                                                    Gabriel Reid  4 years back

                                                                                    Definitely gonna give this a shot! Looks AMAZING! I'll let ya know how it turns out. And I ALWAYS follow a recipe to the letter the first time before even thinking about "tweeking" it.

                                                                                    • shes.august
                                                                                      shes.august  4 years back

                                                                                      I love your videos!

                                                                                      • FT9FT
                                                                                        FT9FT  4 years back

                                                                                        sorry my English weak

                                                                                        • FT9FT
                                                                                          FT9FT  4 years back

                                                                                          Saudi man I admire you so you wondrous chef

                                                                                          • tmd1
                                                                                            tmd1  4 years back

                                                                                            thats just criminal!