Copycat Panera Bread White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

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How to make Copycat Panera Bread White Cheddar Mac and Cheese 

I think we can all agree that macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Many popular fast food chains seem to agree as well so it’s no wonder they’ve added the popular staple to their menu. 

But sometimes, you just don’t want to go out or eat “fast food,” and that’s okay, because now you can make your own Copycat Panera Bread White Cheddar Mac and Cheese at home! You have got to try this recipe – it’s delicious! 

Copycat Panera Bread White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

You might also want to try my recipe for Chick-fil-A Mac and Cheese too!


1 pound dried pasta shells
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup white American cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon kosher salt


Cook pasta shells according to package directions; drain well.

Melt butter over medium heat in a large pot and slowly stir in the flour to form a thick paste. Whisk in milk, heavy cream, and Dijon mustard – combine well.

Add in the cheeses and salt and stir until melted and combined thoroughly. Stir in cooked pasta shells.

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