Top Rated Mac and Cheese Recipes

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
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Recreate a state fair favorite at home, with ingredients you already have in your pantry like boxed mac and cheese and Italian-style breadcrumbs. Fried Mac and Cheese Balls will be a hit with both the kids and grownups at your table. Click Here to See More Mac and Cheese Recipes
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4.5
Microwave Mac and Cheese
Skip the powdered cheese and messy stove-top cleanup with this easy mac and cheese that will have you reaching for only the best ingredients. Add a handful of spinach or fresh chopped tomatoes if you like.
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4.5
Hot Pot Mac and Cheese
Most college students crave mac and cheese — here's an easy way to make it right in your dorm room. Yes, that's right: You can have mac and cheese without having to deal with the mess in the communal kitchen.
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4.25
Trade your potato recipe for this Pesto Mac and Cheese. Double or triple the pesto recipe, refrigerate some, and use it to top some fettuccini you whip up later that week. Put any leftover pesto in the freeze in ice cube trays. Recipe Courtesy of Chef David Venable
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4
Introducing West Hollywood’s acclaimed jalapeño mac & cheese from The Hudson! Macaroni and cheese is the perfect vehicle for jalapeño pepper goodness: the seemingly infinite creaminess expertly neutralizes fiery heat so that each spicy wallop is followed by mouth-mellowing Cheddar. A delicate dose of shallot and garlic adds caramelized sweetness, and a layer of parmesan bread crumbs encourages crispy, crunchy, deeply burnished pieces of cheese at the edges of the cast iron skillet. Get your forks ready because this dish is not one to be missed.
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4
Quentin Bacon
The Daily Meal is spending football season getting favorite game-day and tailgating recipes from chef supporters of Taste of the NFL. This week celebrity chef Ellie Krieger is sharing her recipe for Mac & Cheese Cups from her new cookbook, You Have It Made. Baking macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin makes it easy for everyone to grab his or her own individualized cups of this comfort food staple while enjoying the game. Stirring in puréed butternut squash for extra creaminess and color. Freeze the leftovers and easily reheat them whenever you want.
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4
Velveeta Mac and Cheese
Next time someone tells you there are no shortcuts in life, prove them wrong with a bowl of this super creamy macaroni and cheese. No one will believe you made it from scratch in with just a handful of ingredients. Once you have the basic technique down, make it your own with add-ins like bacon, tomatoes, or cayenne pepper.Click here for more of our best mac and cheese recipes.
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3.5
After trying this recipe once, using Cheez-Its as a crust for your mac and cheese will be a no-brainer. Too much cheese, you say? Not even close. The salty, crunchy qualities of the crackers add a balance of texture and flavor to a creamy, mild, (and dare we say cheesy) mac and cheese.  Click here to see 6 Easy Cheez-It Recipes
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3.454545
Mac & Cheese
This macaroni and cheese recipe comes together quickly and easily. It's creamy and packed full of cheese, you wont be disappointed!
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3.363635
spicy mac
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We love any way to spice up a mac and cheese, and this recipe was one of our favorites. Sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli florets, and a cheesy sauce take the heat with a dash of cayenne, resulting in a savory and gooey mac and cheese that has a hint of spice in it.For this dish and more, check out our roundup of every recipe you'll need to get you through the holidays.
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3.2
I call this the ultimate because of the sauce — it's perfectly smooth and creamy, just the way I like it. If you prefer a less smooth cheese or a different flavor profile, feel free to substitute your favorite cheeses in. Just remember what Laura Werlin says when it comes to cheese: an infinite number of cheeses can go into your mac and cheese, but what matters is the results you're looking for. Choose the cheeses that will give you those results. 
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2.666665
Maine Lobster Mac and Cheese
This is a decadent side dish for a holiday feast, thanks to mascarpone and goat cheeses, black truffles, and butter-sautéed Maine lobster. The original directions call for it being plated, it also works to prep it in advance and keep it covered in a warm oven. For added crunch, top it with panko flakes and melted butter, and set it under the broiler for a few minutes. Serve it with a rich white Burgundy. Recipe courtesy of chef Margaret McLellen. Click Here to See More Mac and Cheese Recipes
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2.5