Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

From creamy baked macaroni and cheese to stovetop versions with bacon, explore hundreds of easy, comforting mac and cheese recipes.

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 2574
Creamy, cheesy sauce, tender noodles, and a buttered bread crumb topping.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 620
A friend of mine sent this recipe to me when I got my first apartment, because she knows how much I hate cooking! It's really easy -- even I can make it -- and tastes great. I'm not sure where she found the recipe, but it included the note 'Good source of protein, vitamin A, B group vitamins, calcium.'

Instant Pot® Mac and Cheese with Ham and Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
Forget about the blue box (you know what I'm talking about) and make homemade mac and cheese for a weeknight dinner. The ham, peas, and optional hot sauce add some pizzazz to classic mac and cheese. Adjust the consistency of the mac and cheese sauce to suit your personal preference. I used Kraft® 2% Milk Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese to reduce fat with no negative effect on taste.

A Tried-And-True Technique For Super Creamy Mac And Cheese

These basic steps make the perfect macaroni and cheese every single time.
By Jen Harwell

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 201
Buffalo chicken meets mac and cheese in this spicy spin on two classics.

Wisconsin Five-Cheese Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 206
A savory twist on traditional macaroni and cheese made with multiple cheeses for layers of cheese flavor in every bite.

Kicked Up Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 209
This ain't your grandma's mac and cheese.

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 582
This tasty baked macaroni and cheese dish has a buttery cracker topping.

Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins

Rating: 4 stars 165
This takes a fun approach to the traditional mac and cheese recipe. Kids can eat it like a muffin and with their hands, making it a new mac and cheese experience!

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 95
High class meets down home. This dish is just my style. The amazing combination of flavors make this one of my favorites.
By Ange

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese
Rating: Unrated 1697
See how to make this classic baked mac and cheese.
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Shipwreck Dinner
Rating: 4.5 stars 133

It's not pretty but, it's a tasty, busy-night, kid-friendly meal. It's not 'gourmet,' but it's hot filling and easy. The prep time is generally limited to how fast your can opener works and how hard it is to unwrap your meat. The big bonus is that it's a complete one-pot meal with no chopping, unless you want to.