Great-Tasting Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

A Variety of Recipes Macaroni and Cheese, for Oven, Slow Cooker, and Stovetop

Looking for a great recipe for macaroni and cheese? Try one of these top macaroni and cheese recipes, including basic baked macaroni and cheese, jalapeno macaroni and cheese, special macaroni and cheese with Boursin or goat cheese, and many more.

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    Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    I like to top this classic macaroni and cheese with buttered bread crumbs before baking. To brown the bread crumbs a little more, turn the broiler on for a minute or so just before taking the casserole out of the oven. Watch carefully, though, for signs the topping is getting too dark.

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    Simple Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This macaroni and cheese recipe is simple to prepare, with layers of cooked macaroni, cheese, butter, and light cream. And it's delicious!

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    Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon
    Diana Rattray

    Cooked bacon adds to the cheese and bread crumb topping in this flavorful macaroni and cheese casserole. Serve this macaroni and cheese with sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad for a satisfying family meal.

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    Extra Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    American cheese and cheddar, along with a little cream make this a super creamy macaroni and cheese, and buttery croissant crumbs top it all off in a great way.

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    Mac 'n Cheese Bake
    Diana Rattray

    A simple baked macaroni and cheese, made with cheese, cream, and sour cream.

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    Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Depending on the heat of the peppers, this casserole can be pretty spicy. Use only 1/2 can if you'd like a milder mac and cheese, or use mild green chiles along with a smaller amount of jalapeno peppers.

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    Boursin and Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This is a delicious take on the family-favorite mac 'n cheese. The Boursin cheese adds extra flavor and wonderful creaminess.

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    Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This slow cooker macaroni and cheese is a snap to prepare and cook in the crock pot. If you want a "baked" look, just spoon the finished mac and cheese into a baking dish, sprinkle with more cheese or buttered crumbs, and broil until browned.

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    Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    A creamy macaroni and cheese recipe, made with Cheddar cheese sauce, cooked macaroni, and seasonings.

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    Macaroni and Cheese With Chicken Sausage
    Diana Rattray

    I used a delicious chicken sausage with fontina cheese, spinach, and roasted garlic, but feel free to use whatever brand or variety you like.

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    Extra-Special Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Special is a good description for this macaroni and cheese, with tangy goat cheese, Cheddar, and Parmesan, along with a mixture of herbs. Serve with sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad for a wonderful meal, or use it as a side dish.

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    Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Green chile peppers, jalapeno salsa, and cilantro give this Cheddar macaroni and cheese a little kick. Serve this flavorful mac and cheese as a side dish or main dish for lunch or dinner.

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    Macaroni and Smoked Cheddar Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Smoked cheddar gives this macaroni and cheese a unique flavor, and a little process American cheese makes it extra creamy.

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    Baked Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This is an old-fashioned baked macaroni and cheese, made with Cheddar cheese, milk, and an egg.

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    Cheddar, Ham, and Pasta Bake
    Diana Rattray

    Feel free to use chicken broth or more milk in place of the beer in the recipe. This is a tasty combination of flavors, and it makes a great everyday family meal. Serve this pasta bake with crusty bread and sliced fresh tomatoes.

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    Perfect Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Lots of Cheddar cheese inside and on top make this a delicious, creamy mac and cheese. Serve this macaroni and cheese as a main dish with a salad or serve it as a side dish.

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    Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese
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    Egg yolk and lots of cheese make this a rich, extra-cheesy macaroni and cheese recipe. Serve as a main dish or side dish to any meal, or take it along to a potluck dinner. I used a variety of mild and sharp cheddar cheeses in this casserole.

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    Cooked Shell Pasta
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    A rich and delicious macaroni and cheese recipe made with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, seasonings, and hot cooked small shells. Top with buttered bread crumbs for a delicious macaroni and cheese casserole, and serve as a side dish or main dish.

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    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake
    Diana Rattray

    Serve this chicken and penne bake to your family any day of the week, or take it along to a potluck. Add a tossed salad and warm bread or rolls to this casserole for a perfect meal.

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    Macaroni and Cheese With Sausage
    Diana Rattray

    Browned sausage and sliced tomatoes help to make this creamy, delicious macaroni and cheese a hearty main dish. Serve this baked macaroni and cheese with biscuits or fresh sliced bread for a fabulous everyday meal.

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    Lobster Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Lobster and sherry make this macaroni and cheese bake very special. Feel free to use extra lobster if you have it, or use a combination of your favorite seafood, like shrimp, scallops or lump crabmeat.

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    Easy Nacho Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    Nacho cheese soup makes this macaroni and cheese extra-easy and no less delicious. Serve this macaroni and cheese with hot dogs or spicy sausages and sliced tomatoes for a tasty and satisfying everyday meal.