Add bacon, jalapenos, steak, avocados, and more to make your simple mac and cheese recipes something truly spectacular and impressive.
Mac And Cheese Recipes To Impress
Macaroni and cheese recipes are known to be some of the easiest dishes to make at home, but just because they’re simple doesn’t mean they can’t be unique. Once you get the hang of it, you can easily add sorts of flavors and seasonings. With ingredients galore, you can amp up any mac and cheese dish by enhancing the texture and taste. Whether you want to make it spicy, vegan-friendly, meaty, or cheesier than usual, you’re bound to find at least a couple of mac and cheese recipes you’ll be raring to try on this list.
1. Beer Mac and Cheese
Beer adds an intense flavor to this easy and simple mac and cheese recipe, balanced by crispy and salty crumbled bacon. This is something you’ll surely love!
2. Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
A stovetop mac and cheese recipe made simple for beginners. It’s quick, easy, and so darn delicious! This recipe proves that cooking from scratch is a good thing one must learn in his or her kitchen.
3. Fried Mac and Cheese
These bite-sized mac & cheese bombs are coated with perfectly seasoned bread crumbs and then fried to perfection! The kids will surely love these bad boys so expect them to ask for a second helping.
4. Bacon Jalapeño Mac and Cheese
5. Crock Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
End your day with a hearty meal like this meaty chili mac and cheese. This is the kind of dish you’ll cook for a couple of hours and eat in less than one minute. It is so flavorful and worth the wait!
6. Vegan Mac and Cheese
Aside from salad, toast, and tasty guacamole, you can absolutely incorporate avocados into your macaroni and cheese recipe. Try this vegan macaroni and cheese recipe and you’ll absolutely love its gooey and velvety consistency!
7. Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich
Combine two of the easiest and most popular meals for breakfast, brunch, and dinner with this mac and cheese grilled cheese sandwich recipe. This recipe will also teach you how to transform leftovers into a new and mouthwatering meal.
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8. Steak and Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Bites of seared steak in browned butter, blended with tangy sharp cheddar cheese, and creamy garlic and herb sauce—expect all of this goodness in every bowl of this scrumptious steak and cheddar mac and cheese.
9. Copycat Panera Macaroni and Cheese
This is a copycat version of Panera’s mac and cheese and it’s simple and easy to toss together! It’s rich, thick, and creamy just like the real thing.
10. Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
Looking for a cheesy and creamy dish to feed a crowd? This macaroni and cheese casserole fits the bill! The gooiest and cheesiest mac and cheese you will ever find!
11. Roasted Vegetable Mac and Cheese
Pack your mac and cheese with roasted veggies. This can be a great technique to make your picky eaters enjoy vegetables. This mac n’ cheese is loaded with veggies such as broccoli, summer squash, zucchini, grape tomatoes, and peas.
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12. Crab Mac & Cheese
Get nothing but pure seafood perfection on this easy crab mac and cheese. It’s a comforting dish with a flavor combination that will pleasantly surprise you.
13. Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites
This is such a fun pick-and-go meal, perfect for potluck and family gatherings. These bacon mac and cheese bites are made with bacon wrapped around macaroni and a glob of cheese. These are also the perfect addition to your kid’s school lunch and to your hubby’s bento box.
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Try one or two of these mac and cheese recipes at home. These are fuss-free recipes perfect for morning to evening meals. We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in February 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.