If you’ve been looking for some macaroni and cheese recipes then have your pick of these 25 that we’ve found for you. All are simple, quick, and delicious – so try them today!
Macaroni and cheese has got to be one of the best comfort foods known to man. There has got to be hundreds of different macaroni and cheese recipes out there that you can make.
The creamy goodness of the melted cheese and the tender macaroni noodles are always a big hit when you want a delicious dinner. But what if you could mix it up a little bit for the next time you are making some mac and cheese.
Think about it…buffalo mac and cheese, cajun shrimp and crab mac and cheese, spinach artichoke mac and cheese, or maybe you want it to just be super quick and easy by making it in an instant pot.
We’ve gone ahead and got 25 macaroni and cheese recipes that are perfect for you to try the next time you make this delicious comfort food meal. Give them a look and find the one you want to make tonight for dinner!
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1. Ultimate Three Cheese Gruyere Mac and Cheese
Ultimate Three Cheese Gruyere Mac and Cheese is the best, sophisticated and cheesiest homemade mac and cheese ever! Sharp white cheddar, coarsely grated Swiss-style Gruyere and dry Jack combine for the ultimate macaroni and cheese.
2. Instant Pot Loaded Mac & Cheese
Make this Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe right now! Piping hot elbow macaroni swimming in creamy cheddar cheese sauce. Sprinkled with buttery toasted golden breadcrumbs, smoky crispy bacon bits, and crunchy scallions. Indulge in this ultimate kid-friendly comfort food.
3. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
An ultra creamy and cheesy cauliflower mac and cheese recipe, perfect for feeding a crowd! Instead of using macaroni for the main ingredient, try it with cauliflower. It’s a delicious and healthier alternative that will still taste like the class mac and cheese that you are used to.
4. Mac and Jeezy
Mack & Jeezy – seriously delicious mac and cheese recipe!! No sauces to make. Just boil the pasta, stir in the cheese and bake. Elbow macaroni, cottage cheese, egg, sharp cheddar cheese, salt and paprika. Served this at a dinner party and it was the first thing to go!
5. Cajun Shrimp & Crab Mac & Cheese
This Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese is super creamy, cheesy and decadent. This delicious spin to the classic dish will surely be your new favorite!
6. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is creamy, cheesy, and delicious. This pressure cooker mac and cheese recipe is easy to make, and fast!
7. The Best Homemade Mac and Cheese
The BEST Homemade Mac and Cheese of your LIFE. Outrageously cheesy, ultra creamy, and topped with a crunchy Panko-Parmesan topping, this mac and cheese recipe is most definitely a keeper. They used three different cheese and a homemade cheese sauce to take this macaroni and cheese recipe over the top.
8. The Creamiest Mac and Cheese
After years of searching, we think we finally found the best creamy mac and cheese recipe around. Super cheddary, rich, and easily made on the stove top in under 30 minutes; This is going to be making many more appearances on your family table.
9. Perfect Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese
This recipe for the perfect Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese has been in the works for a while. The recipe creator is a huge fan of a Classic Mac and Cheese, so they really put a ton of time and effort in making sure they got it RIGHT, and we are really convinced this is the BEST macaroni and cheese recipe out there.
10. Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese
Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese combines the flavors of everyone’s favorite dip with classic comfort food. A surprisingly healthy all-in-one meal or stellar side.
11. One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese
One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese – two favorite comfort foods come together in this super easy, one-pot dish that the whole family will go crazy for!
12. Cauliflower “Mac” & Cheese
Cauliflower “mac” and cheese with a rich and creamy sauce. A healthy, no pasta version that’s low carb and keto friendly. Give it a shot – you may have found the perfect healthy replacement for your mac and cheese obsession (and don’t worry – we don’t blame you for having one)!
13. Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Super Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with no processed cheese in sight, this stovetop version is the perfect homemade creamy macaroni and cheese of your dreams and a perfect holiday side dish!
14. Southern Macaroni and Cheese
When you think of macaroni and cheese – you probably always think of your Grandma’s ultimate comfort food. If you are from the south, it’s probably going to be her cheesy Southern Macaroni and Cheese! If you aren’t from the South, you’re in for a treat when you make this recipe and see what all the hype is about.
15. Bacon Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls
Bacon Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls for Mac & Cheese Mania! Creamy mac and cheese with crispy bacon is wrapped up in an egg roll wrapper, deep fried to perfection and is the best snack ever when dipped in barbecue sauce!
16. Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese
Put a twist on a classic jalapeño popper appetizer with this easy jalapeño macaroni and cheese! An easy baked mac and cheese with white cheddar sauce, bacon, and bread crumbs.
17. Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
A comfort classic that everyone will be fighting for! Crisp on the outside yet so soft, creamy and cheesy on the inside. Give this side dish a try when you have to go to your next party and want to bring a unique appetizer that is sure to be a huge hit!
18. Garlic Parmesan Mac and Cheese
This super creamy macaroni and cheese is flavored with garlic and Parmesan cheese. It is a more grown-up version of macaroni and cheese, but just as easy to make as the classic.
19. Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
A creamy, spicy buffalo chicken mac and cheese topped off with a buttery toasted panko. Be sure to check out the video that the recipe creator made. It’s a super quick and easy visual how-to guide on how to make this awesome spicy buffalo chicken mac and cheese!
20. Stovetop Avocado Mac & Cheese
This avocado macaroni and cheese is so easy to make. It is perfect for busy weeknights or whenever you are craving a comforting meal, but feeling lazy. You don’t even have to turn on the oven. Give this unique recipe a go – see if making your favorite mac and cheese recipe with avocado sauce is a nice change of pace for your taste buds.
21. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mac And Cheese
This Garlic Parmesan Mac And Cheese is better than the original! A thick and creamy garlic parmesan cheese sauce coats your macaroni, topped with parmesan fried bread crumbs, while saving some calories and time!
22. Mac ‘N’ Cheese Breadsticks
I mean come on…breadsticks are awesome. Mac and cheese is delicious. So why not just put mac and cheese into breadsticks to make the most awesome snack food ever?! Try out this mac n cheese breadstick recipe to follow our lead and discover the most perfect combination of foods ever!
23. The Best Ever Truffle Mac & Cheese
“This is by far the best truffle mac and cheese recipe on the planet” according to this recipe creator. It’s perfect for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. It’s also a fantastic gourmet side dish that you can make on any day of the year.
24. Pesto Mac and Cheese
Think of this as green mac and cheese. Using a fantasticly rich pesto sauce, replace the cheddar cheese mix that you usually use when you make your mac and cheese recipe. That’s really all that changes when you make this pesto mac and cheese dish – after that, eat it all up as usual!
25. Healthier Baked Mac & Cheese
This Healthier Baked Mac and Cheese is made with whole wheat pasta, low fat milk, and chicken broth but is just as creamy and cheese as ever! It’s a great make ahead meal for those busy weeknights! It also includes a simple how-to recipe video that makes it easy to follow along.