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Chilly weather makes us crave comfort food, and the ultimate in comfort food is macaroni and cheese. The boxed stuff will do in a pinch, but homemade mac and cheese is infinitely more delicious and easy to make.
Comfort food makes the cold weather almost bearable, which makes it the perfect choice for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).
We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with a few of their favorite mac and cheese recipes, and here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac N’ Cheese with Asparagus
(Credit: Michelle De La Cerda/The Complete Savorist)
Turn your leftovers into a comforting take on cordon bleu with a little creativity. Click here to see the recipe.
Macaroni ‘N Cheese
(Credit: Peter Block/Feed Your Soul Too)
Classic mac and cheese with a twist. Use coconut milk to achieve the creamy texture everyone loves from boxed mac and cheese. Click here to see the recipe.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.