17 Best Recipes for Macaroni and Cheese

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We’ve collected 17 most popular recipes for Macaroni and Cheese.

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Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese (Contest-Winning!) - T...
Deliciously rich and gooey, this baked mac and cheese is creamy, comforting, and PERFECT for the hol...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎633)

INGREDIENTS1 lb. dried elbow pasta
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 1/2 cups half and half
4 cups grated medium sharp cheddar cheese – divided (measured after grating)
2 cups grated Gruyere cheese – divided (measured after grating)


Simple Macaroni and Cheese

Simple Macaroni and Cheese
Easy mac and cheese is simple to prepare with 7 ingredients you most likely already have on hand for...

Rating: 4.4 ★★★★☆ (‎784)

INGREDIENTS1 (8 ounce) box elbow macaroni
¼ cup butter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese (Stovetop)

Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe (Stovetop)
This Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe is made with 6 ingredients in 15 minutes on the stovetop (n...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎153)

2 TBS all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
¼ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese
Still the best Baked Mac and Cheese I've ever had. Stunning white cheesy, creamy sauce, crunchy...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎257)

INGREDIENTS250g / 8 oz macaroni (elbow pasta)
1 tbsp (15g) unsalted butter (or 2 tsp oil)
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs (Note 1)
2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter
4 tbsp (60g) unsalted butter
1/3 cup flour , plain / all purpose
3 cups milk , warmed (low or full fat)
2 cups freshly shredded cheese, gruyere best (followed by cheddar and Colby) (Note 2)
1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella cheese , or more other cheese of choice (Note 2)


3-ingredient Mac & Cheese

3-ingredient Mac & Cheese Recipe by Tasty
Nothing says comforting and classic like mac and cheese. Remember when you were a little kid and you...

Rating: 84% ★★★★☆ (3,883)

INGREDIENTS5 cups milk (1 ¼ L)
1 lb elbow macaroni (455 g), dry
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (200 g)


Cream-Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

Cream-Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe - Food.com
One of our favorites....

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎31)

INGREDIENTS1 lb elbow macaroni (or whatever you prefer)
3 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon flour
3 cups milk
8 ounces cream cheese (reduced-fat OK)
16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


The BEST Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Mac and Cheese
Seriously the BEST stovetop mac and cheese recipe -- only requires one pot, ready to go in 20 minute...

Rating: 4.7 ★★★★★ (‎110)

INGREDIENTS2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
4 cups milk
1 pound uncooked pasta (I used cavatappi)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4–5 cups (16-20 ounces) freshly-shredded* sharp cheddar cheese (I used sharp white cheddar)
1/2 cup freshly-shredded* Parmesan cheese


Easy Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese

Easy Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese Recipe - Food...
An easy way to do macaroni and cheese when there is little time until dinner. No baking required.

Rating: 4.5 ★★★★★ (‎573)

INGREDIENTS16 ounces elbow macaroni
1⁄4 cup butter
1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk, warmed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or 8 ounces cheddar cheese


Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
Slow cooker mac and cheese is easy to assemble and is a creamy, comfort food for weeknight dinners o...

Rating: 4.3 ★★★★☆ (‎374)

INGREDIENTS1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni
½ cup butter
1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups whole milk
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup (such as Campbell’s®)



Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese (+Video)
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese (or Crock Pot Mac and Cheese) is a creamy, cheesy and easy macaroni ...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎45)

INGREDIENTS1 (16 oz) box elbow macaroni
4 tbsp salted butter, cubed
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups half & half
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided use
3/4 lb block white American cheese, cubed


Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole

Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole - Spend With Penn...
This Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole is loaded with flavor! Easy to make with peppers and beef ...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎72)

INGREDIENTS1 pound dry macaroni noodles or similar
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic minced
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced green pepper
1 can crushed tomatoes 28 oz
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3-4 Tablespoons tomato paste
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
1/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese


Mac ‘N Cheese with Bacon and Cheese

Mac 'N Cheese with Bacon and Cheese
Get Mac 'N Cheese with Bacon and Cheese Recipe from Food Network

Rating: 4.3 ★★★★☆ (‎300)

INGREDIENTS1 pound elbow macaroni
4 cups milk
2 or 3 sprigs thyme
4 cloves garlic, smashed and divided
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 1/2 cups shredded sharp white Cheddar
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, smashed


Gruyère and White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Gruyère and White Cheddar Mac and Cheese - Olivia'...
This Gruyère and White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is quick, easy, comforting and perfect!

Rating: 4.5 ★★★★★ (‎178)

INGREDIENTS1lbs elbow macaroni
1lbs gruyere cheese, grated
1lbs white cheddar, grated
1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (or panko breadcrumbs)
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 cup half and half


Healthy Mac and Cheese

Healthy Mac and Cheese
No, really. I mean it. Healthy Mac and Cheese. Like mac and cheese that is healthy. Noodles with sau...

Rating: 4.6 ★★★★★ (‎94)

INGREDIENTS2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni – whole wheat, low glycemic, gluten free… any will work!
1 tablespoon butter
1 small yellow onion
1 small butternut squash (4–5 cups cubed)
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
3/4 cup milk


5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Get 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe from Food Network

Rating: 4.7 ★★★★★ (‎165)

INGREDIENTS1 pound elbow macaroni
One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cups shredded mild or medium Cheddar


Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese - This macaroni and cheese is every family's favorite comfort food p...

Rating: 4.9 ★★★★★ (‎518)

INGREDIENTS16 Ounces Uncooked Elbow Macaroni
4 Cups Chicken Broth
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 -1 Cup Milk


Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese
Get Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe from Food Network

Rating: 4.5 ★★★★★ (‎284)

INGREDIENTS1 pound cavatappi or elbow macaroni
1 quart milk
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
12 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (4 cups)
8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups)
1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat
1 1/2 cups fresh white bread crumbs (5 slices, crusts removed)


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