Mac and cheese is everyone’s go-to comfort food. The cheesy deliciousness can only be described as mouth-watering perfection. The great thing about this meal idea is that it can be prepared in so many different ways that it’s almost impossible to run out of options. From taco mac and cheese to the classic, baked style, we have 15 great recipes to choose from below.
If you’re looking to prepare macaroni and cheese for you and your family this week, consider one of these 15 easy (and unique) recipes!
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Use any cheese you like to create this delicious three-cheese pasta bake. Parmesan cheese and mushroom soup make this mac and cheese dish truly unique. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
This quick and easy macaroni and cheese is loaded with ranch flavor, and it’s impossibly creamy. The crackers may seem like an odd addition, but they give this macaroni and cheese a great texture!
A quick and easy Mac n’ Cheese dish that will be sure to be a hit with everyone in your family! The unique ingredient for this meal? Cheddar cheese soup – yum!
In this stove-top version of macaroni and cheese, bacon and broccoli are stirred in for added texture and flavor. You can use any vegetable(s) you like for this recipe. Add in as many as you can; stirring them in macaroni and cheese is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies!
Here’s a delicious way to up the nutritional value of a childhood favorite. Butternut squash is exactly the same color as cheese sauce, so your kids will never know it’s there! It adds such a rich, hearty flavor to macaroni and cheese.
Those of us with picky eaters know how hard it can be to get kids to eat their green vegetables. Sneaking veggies into a kid favorite like mac and cheese is a perfect way to trick them into eating things they wouldn’t normally. In this recipe, shredded zucchini is baked right into mac and cheese. It’s delicious, and your kids will gobble it up!
This easy, stove-top mac and cheese is loaded with spicy sausage and sweet, juicy cherry tomatoes. Instead of stirring the tomatoes in fresh, you can roast them for an added flavor element. This mac and cheese is ready in minutes, and it’s such an interesting and delicious twist on a classic favorite!
This delicious mac and cheese was inspired by a couple of guilty pleasure boxed dinners, but it’s made from scratch and tastes a lot better. It’s spicy and creamy and loaded with flavor!
This ham-and-cheese macaroni dish is taking traditional mac and cheese to the next level. The ham makes it a heartier meal, which is perfect if you’re feeding children. This particular recipe has rave reviews on HHM, so give it a try tonight.
This is a great way to kick up macaroni and cheese. Serve as a side dish or just a simple main dish with a colorful side salad. The best part? No baking involved!
This traditional baked macaroni and cheese dish is the perfect way to serve up a classic meal that will please everyone in your family. Toss up a salad or steam some broccoli and you have a full meal that is delicious and very comforting.
This rich macaroni and cheese is our family’s favorite version. The buttermilk provides a wonderful tangy quality to the dish, and the eggs in the recipe (there are 6 of them!) make it so rich. It’s a perfect, simple dinner that your kids will love.
Amp up your everyday mac and cheese with a hit of protein. This recipe has chicken and garlic for a restaurant tasting meal. You can make it ahead of time and freeze for an easy after work dinner.
It takes a while to roast garlic, but the results are so worth it. Roasting the garlic makes it sweet and nutty, and it’s such a delicious flavor in this decadent mac and cheese recipe.
This mac and cheese is about as far from the blue box stuff as you can get. The sauce is a decadent combination of garlic and herb cheese and cream, with chicken and bacon stirred in at the end. Add some fresh rosemary, and it’s downright heavenly. A delicious indulgence!