Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, and Parmesan Mac ‘n’ Cheese

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. I’m reviewing a new cookbook, The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook, and I’m also having a giveaway for two copies—2 winners will each receive a copy! Continue reading below for details on how to enter the giveaway! 

I am a big fan of Mac ‘n’ Cheese, but this is the first time I’ve made it myself—there really is nothing like homemade, especially if you make this recipe! The Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, and Parmesan Mac ‘n’ Cheese is from the new Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook (hardcover, Grand Central Publishing) by Ashley Strickland Freeman and it is wonderful! It’s creamy, cheesy, and has an amazing buttery breadcrumb topping. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook is a keeper, too! All of the recipes include Southern staple Duke’s Mayonnaise as an ingredient, making the wide variety of dishes taste extra good! There are recipes for Breakfast and Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Sides and Snacks, and Desserts. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find: Breakfast Strata, Bananas Foster Bread, Peaches and Cream Crepes, Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Cottage Pie, Tarragon Crab Cakes, Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes, Sweet Potato au Gratin, Blackberry and Peach Crisp, Key Lime Pound Cakes, Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake…just a few of the many delicious things you’ll be inspired to make!

So I chose to make the Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, and Parmesan Mac ‘n’ Cheese. It’s an amazing recipe, and I’m excited to share it with you here!

Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, and Parmesan Mac 'n' Cheese

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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SMOKED GOUDA, CHEDDAR, AND PARMESAN MAC ‘N’ CHEESE from The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook

Makes 6-8 servings

1 (16-ounce) package corkscrew pasta
1 (8-ounce) package smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
1 (8-ounce) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
4 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups Duke’s Mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (I substituted ready-made breadcrumbs)
1/4 cup salted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 325˚F. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Stir in the cheeses, mayonnaise, sour cream, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and salt. Spoon into 6 lightly greased individual baking dishes or a 2-quart baking dish.

Stir together the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle over the top. Bake the pasta at 325˚F for 30 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the mixture is bubbly.

Tasty Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs, pulse a few pieces of (preferably stale) bread in a food processor until crumbly.

Recipe used with permission from The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook |

Does this sound like a cookbook you’d like to have? See the details below about my giveaway—2 copies will be given to 2 winners!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to the randomly drawn winning commentors #9 and #12—Laura and Paula! 🙂

ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY…To enter this giveaway for a copy of The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook, just leave a comment on this blog post between now and Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9 p.m. (CST)–the random drawing will be made from the comments on this post only! The winner will be chosen randomly via and notified by Wednesday evening, August 12. Winner will be notified via email (if winner does not respond in 3 days, I’ll do another drawing). Giveaway limited to readers in the U.S. and Canada.

  • First entry for everyone: Leave a comment on this post letting me know you’d like to win this book!
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Be sure to leave your comments on this post, not on social media—these will be the only comments entered in the giveaway! Note: If your comment doesn’t show up right away, it just means I need to click on it to approve it before it’s visible–I do this because of spam comments that sometimes come through! Your comment(s) WILL show up!

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30 thoughts on “Smoked Gouda, Cheddar, and Parmesan Mac ‘n’ Cheese

  1. Rosalie McMenamin

    I would love to win a copy of this book, as I am a devoted fan of Mac ‘n Cheese in all its decadent forms and this recipe sounds delish. So if any of the other recipes sound as good as this one, this book will be a winner. I’m not on Instagram nor Facebook, but I’ve been getting your recipes for years and years. RosalieMc


    1. nancyc Post author

      I’ve been meaning to answer your comment, Rosalie—sorry it has taken me so long! Just want to say “thanks” so much for being a longtime follower of my blog—I appreciate you! 🙂


  2. Ellie Rose

    This looks soo good! I made Mac & Cheese recently with bacon in but I love the concept of the different cheeses!


  3. Patricia West

    I would LOVE to have a copy of the Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook. Always looking for good recipes to make. I love cooking in my new kitchen.


  4. Cathy Burger

    I would love to win a copy of the Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook. I have been receiving your emails and always enjoy the recipes and inspiration that you share. Thank you!


  5. Laura Sebastiani

    I would love to win a cook book.

    I sometimes add veggies to my mac and cheese like mushrooms or pees or leek but my kid prefers it without greens ofcourse !


  6. Hannah Bedell

    Sounds so yummy! I would love this cookbook. It looks like it has quite a bit of unique recipes in it that sound delicious!


  7. wokemuslimah

    In my household, mayonnaise is synonymous with Duke’s! Can’t have it any other way. Golly do I love a tri-cheese Mac and cheese, that smoked Gouda and mayo-sour cream combo takes it to a whole new level.

    P.S. I follow you by email and on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest! Hopefully that puts me a few big steps closer to winning the cookbook giveaway


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