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Top 10 Macaroni and Cheese Recipes, Plus 2 New Bonus Dishes

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One thing that seems to have universal appeal, whether you're young or old, is a good macaroni and cheese recipe. Many people seem to have an affinity for Southern baked macaroni and cheese, but there are a whole slew of different types of macaroni and cheese recipes around.  Here at, we've put together our top 10 macaroni and cheese recipes — the best of the best macaroni and cheese recipes.  Check them all'll find it hard to pick just one favorite!

Don't forget to check out two new bonus easy macaroni and cheese recipes just added. These have fast become reader favorites, I'm sure you'll love them too!

Table of Contents

Meatless Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes with Meat

Bonus Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

 Top 10 Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Meatless Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Creamy Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese  — This has to be the creamiest, most wonderful southern baked macaroni and cheese recipe around! My nana used to make it all the time, and all us grandkids would feast on it with her homegrown tomatoes on the side. Mmm-mmm!


Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese  — This macaroni and cheese recipe takes southern baked macaroni and cheese one step further and does it in a slow cooker. Who'd have thought that mac and cheese could be done in a slow cooker? Try it today and you'll be glad you did!


Double Macaroni and Cheese  — This is a super-cheesy version of my mother's Southern baked macaroni and cheese recipe. The secret is in the cottage cheese...OK, it's not a secret any more - better to share so everyone can enjoy!


Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese — If you like macaroni and cheese and you like spicy, then this is the macaroni and cheese recipe for you! It's full of flavor, and is a far cry from the boxed mac and cheese mixes that you can get. You can make this ahead of time, too!


Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese  — This is a really simple way to make a delicious Southern baked macaroni and cheese recipe. If you like it cheesier, just increase the amount of cheddar you put in. The whole family will love it!


Zingy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese — Zingy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese I like my macaroni and cheese with a bit of zing, so I add Tabasco sauce. Not too much, just enough to give it a wonderful flavor - even the kids like it! You will too.


Macaroni and Cheese Recipes with Meat

Grandma Leen's Mac and Ham Casserole — Chances are you are familiar with a perennial childhood favorite - macaroni and cheese. It seems to hold universal appeal for kids - and adults - everywhere. Grandma Leen's version is much better than anything from a box!


Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara — If your kids balk at the idea of eating something with a name like pasta carbonara, tell them it's macaroni and cheese carbonara! There's definitely cheese in this creamy pasta concoction, and additional protein with the meat. It's a delicious dinner!


Macaroni and Cheese Pizza — If you love pizza and you love macaroni and cheese, then this is the recipe for you! It's a macaroni and cheese recipe that you make into a pizza - without the traditional pizza crust. It might sound funny, but it sure tastes good!


Polka Dotted Macaroni and Cheese — If you're looking for a fun new spin on the usual Southern baked macaroni and cheese, you've go to try this polka dotted version. Kids love it, grown-ups love it, and it's just plain good!


Bonus Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Baked Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese — The best macaroni and cheese recipes are always determined by the quality of the cheese used in them. This cheddar cheese recipe for baked macaroni and cheese uses quality ingredients for that homemade macaroni and cheese flavor. That hits the spot!

Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese — Better than the box! I always double or triple this recipe and have left overs. It is great with bacon crumbled over the top or with cubes of ham blended in. Last week it was snowing here so I got sort of desperately decadent with this and added thinly sliced turkey hot dog rings! After all was said and done, I was indeed comforted!


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