Top 20 Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Mac and Cheese Recipes for the Oven, Stovetop, and Slow Cooker

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon
Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon. Diana Rattray

Macaroni and cheese is everyone's favorite comfort food and can be served as a main dish or side dish. Here are 20 fabulous macaroni and cheese recipes, from easy layered macaroni and cheese and a slow cooker version to creamy baked macaroni and cheese and a mac and cheese casserole with bacon.

  1. Perfect Macaroni and CheeseLots 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.
  1. Extra-Special Macaroni and CheeseSpecial 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.
  2. Macaroni and Cheese With Cheddar and Boursin CheesesThis is a delicious take on the classic baked macaroni and cheese. The Boursin cheese adds extra flavor and wonderful creaminess.
  3. Creamy Macaroni and CheeseAmerican 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.
  4. Jalapeno Macaroni and CheeseDepending on the heat of the peppers, this casserole can have as much heat as you like. 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. Fresh chopped jalapenos are another option!
  1. Easy One-Pan Broccoli Macaroni and CheeseLots of sharp cheddar cheese paired with the broccoli gives this macaroni and cheese amazing flavor. 
  2. Macaroni and Smoked Cheddar CheeseSmoked cheddar gives this macaroni and cheese a unique flavor, and a little process American cheese makes it extra creamy.
  1. Mac 'n Cheese BakeThis is a basic and simple baked macaroni and cheese, made with cheese, cream, and sour cream.
  2. Taco Cheeseburger Macaroni​This skillet macaroni and cheese combination makes a delicious meal your family will love.
  3. Parmesan Shells and CheeseA 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.
  4. Macaroni and Cheese With SausageBrowned sliced 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.
  5. Lobster Macaroni and CheeseLobster 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.
  6. Sloppy Joe Macaroni and Cheese CasseroleThis sloppy Joe macaroni and cheese makes a meal out of two comfort foods.
  7. Green Chile Macaroni and CheeseGreen 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.
  1. Creamy Baked Macaroni and CheeseA creamy macaroni and cheese recipe, made with Cheddar cheese sauce, cooked macaroni, and seasonings.
  2. Baked Macaroni and CheeseThis is an old-fashioned baked macaroni and cheese, made with Cheddar cheese, milk, and an egg.
  3. Macaroni and Cheese With BaconCooked 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.
  4. Slow Cooker Macaroni and CheeseThis macaroni and cheese is cooked in the slow cooker.
  5. Andouille Macaroni and CheeseThis delicious macaroni and cheese gets lots of extra flavor from the spicy andouille sausage and Cajun seasonings. Serve with a salad or sliced tomatoes for a perfect family meal.
  1. Tex-Mex Mac 'n Cheese: This hearty macaroni and cheese is made with ground beef and tomatoes, along with Southwest seasonings.