Whether you call it macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese, or simply mac n’ cheese, this cheesy noodle casserole is always a favorite. Some like to add jalapenos or sliced vegetables, while others add crispy bacon or ham. There are traditional versions made from a béchamel sauce with classic cheddar cheese and healthier versions made with butternut squash purée and light cheese. No matter how you make it, mac and cheese is comfort food at its best.
With so many variations of mac and cheese recipes, we decided it would be the ideal dish for this week’s SWAT (Sharing with a Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with Irresistible mac and cheese recipes. 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.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.