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: 4.16 stars 2485
Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheese combine for this extra creamy mac 'n' cheese recipe. Just 20 minutes to prep and 30 to bake.

Simple Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.43 stars 764
This quick and easy macaroni and cheese is ready in under 30 minutes.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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: 4.4 stars 58
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: 4.56 stars 192
I saw my local ballpark was introducing Buffalo chicken mac and cheese and thought it was a great idea! This is what I whipped up. Serve with celery sticks and beer. Let me know what you think.

Wisconsin Five-Cheese Bake

Rating: 4.28 stars 189
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: 4.42 stars 202
This ain't your grandma's mac and cheese.

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.37 stars 542
This recipe was given to me by my friend Katie. It's a longtime favorite in her family.

Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins

Rating: 4.26 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

High class meets down home. This dish is just my style. The amazing combination of flavors make this one of my favorites.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Cheese and Hamburger Macaroni
Rating: 4.33 stars

Homemade version of Hamburger Helper® - just as easy and tastes so much better! You will need a large skillet with a tight fitting lid.