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Three Cheese Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Recipe | Three Cheese Pumpkin Mac & Cheese | Bruegger's Bagels


  • 1 tub Bruegger's Pumpkin cream cheese*
  • 7 oz elbow macaroni
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to al dente using package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan.
  4. Stir in flour until smooth and let it cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly.
  5. When the roux (the butter/flour mixture) begins to darken, add half the milk and bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  6. Add the remaining milk. Return to a boil and stir for 2 minutes. This will ensure there are no lumps in the mixture.
  7. Reduce heat and add cheddar, gouda, cream cheese, mustard, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  8. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  9. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce and stir to coat.
  10. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-quart baking dish.
  11. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter, then toss with bread crumbs.
  12. Sprinkle over macaroni and bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

Three Cheese Pumpkin Mac & Cheese Recipe by Grace of A Southern Grace blog.

At Bruegger’s, we’re known for our kettle-cooked bagels and Vermont cream cheese. But we’re also on a quest to provide our guests with menu items that push the culinary boundaries. This recipe features signature staples available only at Bruegger’s Bagels, and hand-crafted with a creative twist that may be made easily at home. So, next time you stop by Bruegger’s for your morning coffee and bagel, grab a tub of cream cheese and a few extra bagels to create one of these masterpieces at home.

*Cream cheese flavor available only for a limited time.

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