J. Alexander’s Mac And Cheese Recipe

Want to make your Mac and cheese taste like J. Alexander’s? you may be thinking it is very difficult. But in reality, it is very simple to make.

This simple dish is packed full of flavor, thanks to the fragrant sharp cheddar cheese, creamy béchamel sauce, and crunchy breadcrumbs topping.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some chopped jalapenos for a spicy kick or a handful of diced tomatoes and chives for a fresh twist. No matter how you serve it, J. Alexander’s Mac and Cheese is sure to be a hit!

J. Alexander’s Mac And Cheese Recipe

Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral
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Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Treat yourself to a delicious, creamy dish of J. Alexander’s Mac and Cheese! This comforting dish is made with high-quality cheese and a unique blend of spices. Enjoy a flavorful and indulgent meal that’s sure to leave you feeling satisfied.

Ingredients That you will need

  • 8 oz pasta

  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1.5 tsp sugar

  • 4 tsp butter

  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/2 cup whole milk and cream

  • 1 small onion

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 1 tsp chilly pepper

  • 1 cup of grated Gruyere cheese

  • 2 cups fresh grated Parmesan cheese

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 0.70 oz Panko bread crumbs

  • Tools
  • Boiling pan

  • Saucepan

  • Spatula

  • Tray for oven baking

  • Shredder


  • Boil the pasta: Add 6 or 7 cups of water to a boiling pan. Heat the water until it boils. Now add the pasta and cook until it’s soft. It generally takes 5 minutes to cook the pasta.
  • Melt butter: Now take a medium size saucepan and put it on medium-low heat. Add 4 tsp of butter to the saucepan.
  • Saute the herbs: Chop a small onion and mince it. Now take one clove of garlic and mince it properly. Now add them together into the melted butter.
  • Add flour: Add 2 tsp of flour into the saute. And whisk continuously, making sure the flour doesn’t clot.
  • Add flavors: Now add your chicken stock and chicken bouillon into the thick butter. Keep whisking the stock and add heavy cream, whole milk & cream, and 1.5 tsp of sugar. If you don’t like sweets you can ignore the sugar.
    Let the flavors mix in the pan for around 15 minutes. Stir the mixture often to make sure it doesn’t clot.
  • Add seasoning to pasta: Put your boiled pasta in a bowl and add 1 tsp of sour cream and a hint of chilly pepper. Now shred your Parmesan cheese and Gruyere cheese into the pasta.
  • Prepare for baking: Add a small amount of your mixture into the pasta first and mix them properly. Now pour the remaining mixture and cover the whole pasta. Pat the baking pan a little to set the mixture properly.
  • Shred cheese and panko: Put the rest of your shredded cheese on top of the baking pan. Toss in some Japanese panko bread crumbs.
  • Final step: This is the final and most important step. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Set the timer to 25 minutes. Make sure the panko bread crumbs turn golden brown and the cheese bubbles up. Now it is almost ready to serve. Bring out the pan and if you want to garnish it with some olive oil you can do it. Enjoy your meal.
  • Plating:  For a heartier dish, add some cooked bacon or diced ham to the mix. To make this even better, serve it alongside a green salad or roasted vegetables for an easy weeknight meal.

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Is J. Alexander’s mac and cheese vegan?

No, it is neither vegan nor vegetarian. This dish contains chicken broth and chicken meat.

What can I use other than chicken Bouillon?

If you don’t have bouillon you use shredded chicken breast.

Why didn’t you put salt in the water?

The dish uses chicken broth and chicken bouillon, both containing plenty of salt. So you don’t need to add salt to the water.

Can I use slice cheese?

I don’t recommend slicing cheese for oven-baking. It is better to use shredded cheese.


J Alexander’s NYO mac and cheese is undeniably one of the most delicious mac and cheese in the USA. It contains a variety of flavors and compliments your taste buds to the fullest. It may take more time to prepare, but the wait is worth it. 

You can prepare this dish for your family any time. It’s best for any special day. If you follow the steps properly and cook with your heart I am sure your guests will love it. So what are you waiting for? Collect your ingredients and cook up your own J. Alexanders mac and cheese.

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