Top Rated Mac and Cheese Recipes

Kale seems to have become the vegetable of the moment, which is good news for kale lovers like me. In this mac and cheese, the hearty vegetable appears two ways: mixed into the casserole and also as a crispy topping. Because of this, it almost seems like it’s two different vegetables, which makes this not only delicious but also fun to eat.
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My friends Linda and Kelly Hayes are big meatball fans. (Well, let’s face it: They’re equal-opportunity foodies.) They’re also great cooks. One time I was enjoying yet another delicious meal at their house, and Linda suggested I do a riff on spaghetti and meatballs for this book. What a great idea, I thought. This dish is unquestionably hearty, and yes, it takes a bit longer than some other recipes in this book, but I promise you, the results are totally worth it. Oh, and the burrata (cream-filled mozzarella) on top? Amazing. If you can’t find it, then do yourself a favor and get the best-quality fresh mozzarella you can find.
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lobster mac and cheese
The Sea Fire Grill is the sister restaurant to Benjamin Steakhouse and offers an array of locally-sourced fresh seafood and fish items. Highlights from the dinner menu include an impressive raw bar featuring lobster, East and West Coast oysters, shrimp, and Long Island Littleneck Clams, as well as caviar; appetizers include steak tartar, pan-roasted scallops, mussels, and a mouthwatering lobster bisque; entrées include Alaskan King Crab Legs, whole Main lobsters, and yellowfin tuna, as well as steaks and chops; sides include Spanish risotto, wild mushrooms/lemon gnocchi, and, of course, lobster mac and cheese. If you can’t make it out to the Sea Fire Grill then make their mac and cheese recipe right at home!Check out the Sea Fire Grill’s menu here: http://www.theseafiregrill.com/dinner
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Deep-Fried Christmas Ham Mac and Cheese
How do you improve on one of the most popular Christmas dishes? Easy. Fire up the deep fryer! You have not lived until you’ve tried this guiltiest of pleasures. Just don’t make it a habit.
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Nothing beats a crunchy tortilla chip topped with melted cheese and all of the other accoutrements of nachos — except for when the "nachos" are actually wonton wrappers, and they're filled with mac and cheese. Did we mention there are Doritos in this recipe?
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Try these tasty mac and cheese appetizers made with Ritz Crackers. Plus, they are a great way to use leftover mac and cheese.
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Manchego Mac and Cheese with Fresh Chorizo
A Spanish-style makeover of simple mac and cheese complete with tangy Manchego cheese and chorizo; although it’s a bit less authentic than dried, use fresh chorizo to achieve the slightly spicy flavor. Reheating cheese sauces can get tricky, so try to serve it all on the first go. If do you need to reheat, add in more cheese and reheat in the oven.Click Here For More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
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Mac and Cheese Chile Rellenos Recipe
A chile relleno is normally stuffed with cheese, so why not add some mac in there, too? More traditional chile rellenos have an eggy batter that is almost reminiscent of eating a chile omelet. For this bastardized mac and cheese version, I did the standard American bar food breadcrumb crust and it matched perfectly. These chile rellenos have an amazing balance of crunch, spice, ooze and comfort! From Stuffed, by Dan Whalen
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To me, the ultimate diner breakfast isn’t the eggs you find there, but instead it’s the potatoes, especially when they’re in the form of home fries. In this mac and cheese, those home-fried potatoes get their just due by acting as the crowning glory on the creamy, cheesy pasta underneath. I don’t have to wonder what Dr. Atkins would have said about a potato-on-pasta dish, but this is one splurge worth its weight in carbs.
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Our healthy mac and cheese has fewer calories and less fat without sacrificing the trademark cheesy flavor and hearty satisfaction that mac and cheese brings to the dinner table. Using a butternut squash purée as a base creates a luscious and creamy consistency that is poured over the noodles. In our recipe, we’ve also opted to use a quick and easy frozen purée that cuts down on prep and cook time.
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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Sage and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust
Without question, the ultimate comfort food is macaroni and cheese — gooey, cheesy, warm, and indulgent. The inspiration for this twist on the classic mac 'n’ cheese comes from one of my favorite pasta dishes from the charming Italian town of Mantova: Tortelli di Zucca, handmade pasta stuffed with a velvety smooth purée of pumpkin, crushed almond Amaretti cookies, and a hint of spices. The memory of that incredible dish coaxed me into creating this recipe, an Italian-American fusion of ultimate comfort. This unique take on mac n' cheese features classic autumn flavors of roasted butternut squash, fragrant sage, and an unexpected sweet and spicy gingersnap-pecan crunch. Click here to see the Outstanding Mac and Cheese Recipes story.
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Mac and Cheese with Braised Leeks, Asiago, and Parmesan Breadcrumbs
When braised, leeks lose their spunk and turn mellow and sweet, pair them with a sweet and slightly tangy Asiago and you have a mac and cheese that will make you come back for seconds even if your stomach screams it’s full.Click here to see the Outstanding Mac and Cheese Recipes story.
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