Top-Rated Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
From ultra-creamy sauces to flavorful baked toppings, these golden dishes have everything you crave.
Classic cafeteria-style goodness, this recipe yields enough to serve as a side for a crowd, or it could be dinner for a family of four. Recipe by Pam Rawlinson, North Augusta, South Carolina.
Recipe: Uncle Jack's Mac-and-Cheese
This macaroni and cheese recipe combines 2-year-old aged Cheddar cheese with Gruyere cheese, diced bacon, and leeks. The results are a deliciously baked Southern classic that's finished with a drizzle of heavy cream and toasted breadcrumbs.
- Recipe: Southern Mac and Cheese
A little bit of heat from poblano peppers gives this classic comfort food its Tex-Mex flair.
Recipe: Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese
This delicious mac and cheese is light on butter and cheese yet still melts in your mouth. Change the flavor profile of the recipe with combinations such as sweet peas and proscuitto or ham and broccoli.
Andouille sausage, smoked cheddar, aged gouda and parmigiano-reggiano cheese kick this Southern staple up a notch.
Recipe: Gussied Up Mac 'n' Cheese
All the flavors of a favorite casserole come together in the comfort of mac and cheese. Serve this dish to your family, and it will become a quick favorite.
Ham and roasted veggies tossed in with corkscrew noodles and cheddar cheeses make this dish a hearty meal for the whole family.
- Recipe: Dinner Mac and Cheese
Finished with a delicious trio of toppings - breadcrumbs, bacon, and pecans - this macaroni recipe is worthy of center stage.
- Recipe: Four-Cheese Macaroni
You'll love how easy this recipe is to prepare. You can substitute monteray jack for cheddar cheese and chopped green chiles in place of diced pimientos for a more Southwestern spin.
- Recipe: Easy Skillet Mac 'n' Cheese
Only 40 minutes of hands-on time and you can spice up your dinner with this delicious take on a classic comfort food.
Recipe: Chipotle-Bacon Mac and Cheese
Skip the marinara sauce and go for a rich Alfredo sauce instead. The creamy sauce, paired with three types of cheese, creates a family-friendly dish that’s ready in a flash. While the original version is meatless, feel free to add cooked chicken, shrimp, or even spicy sausage for a heartier one-dish dinner. Pair with a salad or steamed veggies.
Recipe: Three-Cheese Pasta Bake
Step-by-Step Video: Over-the-Top Three-Cheese Pasta Bake
Rotini with a homemade cheese sauce? Bacon? Your little ones won't notice they're eating spinach when they dig into this delicious side.
- Recipe: Spinach-Bacon Mac and Cheese
Ready in 47 Minutes
Forget the box mix. Our mac and cheese from scratch delivers a taste worth the extra time, and the process is much easier than you might think. Our step-by-step guide removes any guesswork from making this classic pasta.
Step-by-Step Video: Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese