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G. Garvin's No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 pound elbow macaroni

8 ounces smoked Cheddar, shredded

8 ounces sharp Cheddar, shredded 

8 ounces mild cheese, such as Velveeta, shredded

2 cups half-and-half

2 cups milk 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

Pinch garlic salt 

Pinch pepper 


  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and reserve.
  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons each of the smoked Cheddar, sharp Cheddar and mild cheese to sprinkle over the macaroni and cheese at the end.
  3. Combine the half-and-half, milk, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, garlic salt and pepper in a large pot and place it over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil and gradually whisk in the remaining smoked Cheddar, sharp Cheddar and mild cheese, stirring to make a creamy sauce. Mix in the macaroni and season with kosher salt to taste. Pour into a baking dish and top with the reserved smoked Cheddar, sharp Cheddar and mild cheese.