Top Rated Mac and Cheese Recipes

Ribs
Kenny Callaghan, the chef at Blue Smoke in New York City, has adapted the restaurant's favorite baby back ribs recipe for the home cook. The restaurant smokes their ribs, but you can bake them at home, if you don't have a smoker. The ribs are best served with baked beans, cole slaw, and mac 'n cheese.
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No-Bake Pastitsio
I fell in love with Pastitsio (essentially Greek lasagna) the first time I had it. A baked casserole of tube pasta with spiced lamb ragù and creamy, rich béchamel — a sort of divine Bolognese-mac 'n cheese hybrid. The thing is, between the two sauces, assembly, and 45-minute bake time, it's a pretty labor-intensive dish (especially for a weeknight). So, with apologies to any arbiters of authenticity, I present my slightly simpler, no-bake rendition. Click here to see 9 Divine Greek Recipes.
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Mac N Cheese
'Alla Carbonara' is an Italian term for a pasta dish that has a sauce made out of cream, eggs, Parmesan chese and bits of bacon (in this case pancetta). Bobby Flay's twist on traditional macaroni and cheese is not only tastes great but also won him the Throwdown challenge.Adapted from "Bobby Flay's Throwdown!" By Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas and Miriam Garron. Click here to see the Outstanding Mac and Cheese Recipes story.
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Truffle Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Known for its award-winning mac & cheese recipes, Kitty O’Sheas at the historic Hilton Chicago takes a unique approach on this classic comfort food recipe. The Truffle Cauliflower Mac & Cheese features Gouda, Cheddar béchamel, and currants topped with a croissant and a drizzle of miso butterscotch. It's anything but ordinary and unbelievably delicious! 
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Once in a while restaurants will tout a menu as the “grown-up” version of something, usually a classic dish like pizza. You know, pizza with sriracha sauce or something that now has pickled stuff and eggs on top. I will now do my best impression of this (though hopefully even more tasty) and offer a delicious mac and cheese (though there really is very little cheese) version that grown-ups, and maybe some adventurous kids, will enjoy. I often buy vegetables this time of year without a plan. This happened with a bunch of leeks. I love leeks and always find something to do with them, whether it is just sauteing them and eating with eggs or making a soup. This time, I wanted to use them up for a nice lunch. The Vegetarian said why not pasta. This got me thinking of using macaroni, making a quick bechamel sauce, throwing in some shiitake mushrooms and some fresh herbs. The result was absolute deliciousness. Here’s what you do…
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Creamy Baked Shrimp Macaroni and Four Cheeses
Turn mac and cheese into a full meal by adding a protein like shrimp. Four different types of cheese (Gruyère, Cheddar, Swiss, and Parmigiano-Reggiano) make this macaroni and cheese super cheesy. Recipe courtesy of SeaCuisine.
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If there is one universal comfort food, we’d argue that it’s mac and cheese (and we dare you to prove us wrong). And of all mac and cheeses, chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s three cheese delight is up there on our list of favorites. 'Nuff said. 
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This mac and cheese is sure to please (if you'll pardon the pun).  Hearty bacon enriches this gluten-free take on a much-loved cheesy noodle dish for a dinner that is comforting and timeless.     Click here to see Land of the Gluten-Free: 10 Iconic American Recipes Without the Wheat
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My love affair with mac and cheese gets hot and heavy in this spicy interpretation of the American classic. We begin with a medley of cheeses, including pepper jack, cheddar, and parmesan, and add to that a mix of scallions and jalapenos - two of my favorite 'mean greens'. I have also replaced the traditional macaroni with fusilli pasta because, lt's face it, a little change never hurt nobody.  Click here to see the 9 Irresistible Mac and Cheese Recipes
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This classic comfort food is perfect on a cold winter day. Click here to see the 9 Irresistible Mac and Cheese Recipes
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Leftover Mac & Cheese?  Fry it up!
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Macaroni and Cheese
Who can resist a trio of melted cheeses nestled among soft, chewy noodles? Not many people. Homemade always beats store-bought, and this is especially true when it comes to mac and cheese. Try this simple recipe and taste the difference.
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