Top Rated Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Macaroni and cheese is maybe the ultimate comfort food. What’s not to love? It’s an excuse to eat tons of carbs and cheese. While there are countless delicious, ooey, gooey macaroni and cheese recipes, most of them are omitting one ingredient that’s a total game-changer: cream cheese.
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Macaroni and Cheese Primavera
The ultimate comfort food gets a contemporary twist with vegetables, sage, rosemary and a generous topping of Panko bread crumbs and Asiago cheese.Recipe courtesy of McCormick. 
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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
For that spicy kick, simply add sriracha sauce to the cheese sauce base for a spicy reddish roux. The rest of the bold flavors come from the fire-roasted tomatoes, jalapeños, Gruyere, blue cheese and smoked mozzarella.  Recipe courtesy of Perdue. 
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Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon and Tomato recipe - The Daily Meal
This recipe, developed by former test kitchen chef Mark Graham in the Tribune test kitchen and first published in 2002, adds color (from the tomatoes) and crunch (crisp bits of bacon) to a macaroni and cheese base. You can experiment with other versions by stirring in chopped ham or chicken along with your favorite vegetables.This recipe was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.
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Crab Macaroni and Cheese Hot Dogs recipe - The Daily Meal
Looking for a good way to transition into football season? Why not take a summertime hot dog classic and bring it to the parking lot for a tailgate? This recipe features creamy macaroni and cheese and chunks of crab meat on top of juicy grilled hot dogs. Here's how you can pull it off for a tailgate—either in the stadium parking lot or in your own backyard.This recipe is by John Thomas, author of the Baltimore-based grilling blog Grilling24x7. This recipe was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.
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You know latkes, but did you know the original version of the potato pancakes were made of cheese? In this recipe, fluffy balls of macaroni and cheese are cooked in the air fryer with a few spritzes of oil. The appetizer is best served for holidays, game days and more. Dip them in applesauce or your favorite tomato sauce. Recipe courtesy of Emily Paster, West of the Loop.
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Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Vegetable Boats
This flavor-packed and creamy pasta is spooned into hollowed out zucchini boats for a delicious and healthy dish. You can also try this with any kind of squash and even bell peppers. Recipe courtesy of McCormick. 
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Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
The key to super delicious macaroni and cheese is to make a custom cheese blend; in this case, smoked Gouda and salty Pecorino cheese are added to the Cheddar. This macaroni and cheese also gets extra flavor from the addition of fragrant rosemary and thyme.Click here for more of our best macaroni and cheese recipes.
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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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Crispy Chicken Mac and Cheese
Everyone could use a time-saving meal and by using a boxed mac and cheese, you can spend more time either baking up pre-made crispy chicken or making your own from scratch. This one will remind you of childhood dinners and that is never a bad thing.Recipe courtesy of Perdue. 
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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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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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