Dave Roberts’ Mac & Cheese

This recipe is outstandingly creamy and cheesy. It’s the baked macaroni and cheese recipe from a popular BBQ joint in Georgia, Sam and Dave’s in Marietta.

Total Time: 55 mins

Servings: 12


1 (16 ounce) box rigatoni pasta

8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

8 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded

4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated

2 cups heavy cream

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.