Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipes

Smoked Macaroni and Cheese
Ooey-gooey cheese joins with yummy pasta to make these one-of-a-kind dinners that'll please a crowd. Each macaroni and cheese recipe has a unique twist like lobster, pumpkin, or hot sauce to up the flavor. Yeah, these mac and cheese recipes definitely didn't come from a box.

Three-Cheese Baked Mac

Swiss, cheddar, Gouda ... this dish is really "cheese and mac" instead of "mac and cheese."

Chicken-Vegetable Mac and Cheese

Chicken, veggies, pasta, and cheese -- that's almost all the food groups in one dish.

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Your fave fall flavor adds even more creaminess and a hint of sweetness (in a way that only pumpkin can) to simple mac and cheese.

Mexican Mac and Cheese

Taco Tuesday meets Casserole Thursday in this Mexican-flavored mac and cheese.

Tuscan Mac and Cheese Cups

Muffin tins show off their full ability in this meat-lined macaroni and cheese recipe that features kale and prosciutto.

Donatella's Italian Mac & Cheese

Four Italian cheeses, truffle oil, and garlic breadcrumbs ... this is as far away from microwave mac and cheese as you can get.

Buffalo-Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

Hot sauce adds some spice; carrots add some crunch.

Macaroni with Brie and Crab

Mac and cheese goes gourmet thanks to Brie and crab in this decadent but easy dish. 

Macaroni with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

Mushrooms and blue cheese add extra oomph to typical mac and cheese.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut squash makes the simple pasta dish even more filling and flavorful. Then we crumbled bacon on top -- because who doesn't like bacon?

Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Chicken and broccoli are an easy way to take classic mac from lunchtime meal to suppertime star.

Veggie Mac and Cheese

Need a sneaky way to add some veggies to dinner? Cream cheese and Dijon-style mustard add so much flavor that the kids will eat the carrots, green beans, onion, and broccoli right up.

Mac and Cheese Spaghetti

No elbow macaroni? No problem. Spaghetti noodles and bread crumbs put a fun spin on the simple dish.

Maple-Mustard Ham Rolls with Mac and Cheese

Like ham and cheese sandwiches, but the ham does all the work.

Greek-Style Mac 'n' Cheese

Feta cheese and Kalamata olives completely transform the classic dish into a Greek-inspired dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese without the mac (but you might not even notice).

Pesto Shrimp Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese for date night? We think so.

Range-Top Chicken, Macaroni, and Cheese

Multigrain noodles, chicken, spinach, and tomatoes make this one of the healthiest mac and cheese recipes we've seen.

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Make-It-Mine Mac and Cheese

Sick of the same old mac? Mix it up with different add-ins, like pesto, kale, and caramelized onions.

Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese

Salsa, ground beef, and chile peppers add extra kicks of flavor.

Easy Pumpkin-Roasted Red Pepper Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin provides the sweet. Red pepper provides the spicy. And the Alfredo pasta sauce holds it all together effortlessly.

Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole

Craving seafood? This cheesy casserole calls for an entire lobster tail!

Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

If you've been looking for an excuse to try your new grilling plank, here it is -- grilled macaroni and cheese!

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