daves mac n cheese

Dave Roberts Mac and Cheese

About This Recipe

"This is the baked macaroni and cheese recipe from our favorite BBQ joint in Georgia, Sam and Dave's in Marietta. It was originally printed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It's perfect for a crowd or just anytime. Prep time includes boiling the pasta."


    • 1 (16 ounce) boxes rigatoni pasta, I used penne
    • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 8 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
    • 4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
    • 2 cups heavy cream, I used half and half
    • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare rigatoni noodles according to package directions, but add a good bit of salt to the water. Once cooked, drain but do not rinse the pasta.
  3. Transfer pasta to a large mixing bowl. Add half the cheddar, monterey jack and parmesan cheeses, as well as the heavy cream. Stir well to combine, season with pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 9"x13" casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.