Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Go ahead. Admit it. You love macaroni and cheese. We do too! So we put together our cheesiest, most ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese recipes just for you. Whether you like yours with bacon, Mexican toppings, lobster, or more cheese, you'll want to try every one of our 20 twists on mac and cheese.

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    Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

    Say hello to your new favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. It's loaded with pumpkin (yes, pumpkin!), Fontina, and Parmesan. Switch up the flavor by trying different noodles or cheeses each time you make it. And believe us, you'll be saving this recipe for later!

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    Cheesy Pasta-Stuffed Shells

    Make this hearty macaroni and cheese pasta bake on a night when you feel like pulling out all the stops. It's loaded with two cheeses, two types of noodles, and your favorite tomato pasta sauce. Your family will love digging into this decadent dish.

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    Corn-and-Bacon Macaroni Pie

    In this simple recipe, piecrust gets piled high with cheesy macaroni, bacon, and corn, with a hint of mustard and Worcestershire sauce mixed into the cheese sauce. Cooked until bubbly and golden brown, this tasty bake is the definition of comfort food.

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    Video: How to Make Macaroni and Cheese

    Watch how easy it is to make macaroni and cheese with a creamy white cheese sauce.

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    Cheese Fondue Casserole

    Fondue meets mac and cheese in this fun twist on the classic. Gruyere and a double dose of Swiss cheese help this easy dish bake to cheesy perfection. For a savory take, stir in 12 ounces of fresh or frozen shrimp and green onions before baking.

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    Mexican Rigatoni and Cheese

    We're taking mac and cheese south of the border with zesty mix-ins such as spicy chorizo sausage, poblano peppers, and black beans. Serve with pico de gallo for a fresh, flavorful topper.

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    Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    Step away from the blue box. After one bite of our creamy, cheesy (and did we mention easy?) mac and cheese perfection, you'll never go back to the boxed stuff again.

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    Apple-and-Cheddar Penne Pie

    Try something different at your next dinner party -- mac and cheese! Panko bread crumbs, fresh thyme, sweet onions, and tart apples add sophisticated flavors to this creamy white cheddar macaroni and cheese bake.

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    Mexican Mac and Cheese

    There's a reason this quick and easy casserole recipe is one of the top-rated dishes on our site. Its got all of the cheesiness of regular mac and cheese, plus pork sausage and green salsa mixed right in. Top with tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro for a simple meal that couldn't be more delicious!

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    Macaroni and Brie with Crab

    This decadent recipe starts with a whole wheel of Brie cheese and adds in a hefty dose of crabmeat for good measure. Top with a generous sprinkling of homemade bread crumbs for an indulgent twist on mac and cheese.

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    Chili-Style Macaroni and Cheese

    If cowboys had invented mac and cheese, we imagine they would have combined it with chili. This tex-mex, two-cheese version of the classic gets a can of chili beans stirred right in. Corn chips, jalapenos, and green onions add the perfect texture and kick to top things off. Yeehaw!

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    Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions

    Caramelized onions make everything better. You know what else makes everything better? Bacon! So we added both ingredients into our over-the-top, deceptively simple macaroni and cheese bake.

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    Southern Indian-Style Macaroni and Cheese

    Traditional Indian spices and fresh ginger layer this macaroni and cheese with a bold depth of flavor that makes for the perfect warm meal on a chilly night.

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    Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

    Spinach and baby tomatoes bring fresh flavor to this savory garlic-and-herb chicken macaroni and cheese.

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    Make-It-Mine Mac and Cheese

    Please everyone who's coming to dinner with the same simple recipe. The secret is to offer an array of add-ins, like pesto, caramelized onions, and kale. 

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    Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

    If you want a five-star macaroni and cheese experience, this recipe is for you. Rich, buttery lobster gets mixed in with crispy bacon, mushrooms, Gruyere, blue cheese, and a few generous drops of truffle oil for a dish that's fit for king!

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    Mac and Cheese Spaghetti

    Spaghetti night? Get the kids to eat their peas with this tasty, cheesy pasta pleaser. A garnish of prosciutto and bread crumbs adds texture and flavor.

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    Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Ham Bake

    This casserole recipe has got it all. It's quick, easy, and loaded with all the cheesy deliciousness of traditional macaroni and cheese, only this time we've added in ham, parsley, and a sprinkling of bread crumbs.

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    Macaroni with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

    This isn't your average mac and cheese -- it's better! Blue cheese, walnuts, fresh mushrooms, and spinach all star in this scrumptious pasta bake.

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    Greek-Style Mac 'n' Cheese

    Our homemade macaroni and cheese recipe gets a jolt of Mediterranean flavor thanks to Kalamata olives, savory feta, and a garnish of snipped fresh oregano.

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    Donatella's Italian Mac & Cheese

    What's the secret to to this decadent, melt-in-your-mouth version of macaroni and cheese? Four Italian cheeses and a crispy, toasty topping of homemade garlic bread crumbs.

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    Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese

    For a quick and easy macaroni and cheese recipe, try this chicken- and broccoli-packed 20-minute dish that gets some serious flavor from sundried tomatoes.

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    Our Best Casserole Recipes

    Make one of these hearty casserole recipes ahead of time to reheat for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or serve one for Sunday dinner with friends and family. With recipes like gooey macaroni and cheese, classic chicken casseroles, bubbly breakfast casseroles, and more, there's a casserole recipe for every occasion.
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