Colby Jack Mac and Cheese Recipes

The star of these mac and cheese recipes is definitely the colby jack—a mixture of colby and monterey jack that’s mild in flavor and creamy in texture.


Colby Jack

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Breakfast Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño chile, seeds discarded and diced
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 6 prepared biscuits, crumbled (homemade or from refrigerated aisle of grocery store)
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Roasted Jalapeño Four Cheese Macaroni

  • 3 jalapeño chiles
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin smoked gouda cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) Wisconsin 3-pepper colby jack or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) Wisconsin fontina cheese
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) Wisconsin aged cheddar cheese
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Spicy Mac and Cheese

  • 4 cups cavatappi pasta
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
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Creamy Four Cheese Mac with Bacon

  • 1 pound medium shell pasta
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked
  • 8 ounces Wisconsin cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin provolone cheese, shredded
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Bacon Mac and Cheese Pie

  • 1 3/4 pounds bacon
  • 4 cups Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Wisconsin parmesan cheese, grated
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Queso Mac and Cheese with Bacon

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) elbow pasta
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) Wisconsin colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 3/4 cups (7 ounces) Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
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Sriracha Macaroni and Cheese

  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces) pasta shells, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup sriracha sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Wisconsin colby-monterey jack cheese
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