Outstanding Mac and Cheese Recipes Slideshow
1. Bobby Flay’s Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara
With five different types of cheese (count them — Asiago, Irish Cheddar, American Cheddar, fontina, and Parmesan — five!) and a little pancetta, Bobby transforms the classic one-pot dish into something truly special.
2. Mac and Cheese with Braised Leeks and Asiago
Viviane Bauquet Farre, author of the award-winning blog Food and Style, offers up this elegant take on mac and cheese that stays true to her motto: seasonal, modern, and exuberant.
3. BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese
It may not sound like light, low-calorie fare, but at just 255 calories per serving, this comforting macaroni and cheese is indeed a featherweight. Missy Chase Lapine, author of The Speedy Sneaky Chef, offers numerous ways to slim down comfort foods without losing out on flavor.
4. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Sage and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust
Seasonal, Italian-inspired, and indulgent, this ode to pasta and cheese from Stephanie Hua of Lick My Spoon is terribly hard to resist. With a sweet and spicy crunch from the gingersnap-pecan crust and a hint of nutmeg, this recipe will definitely make you lick your spoon.
5. Carroty Mac and Cheese
What's the best way to sneak vegetables into a kid's diet? Why, hide them in something they can't resist…
6. Chorizo Mac and Cheese
Sharp and tangy Cheddar and manchego cheeses play off garlicky, spicy sausage in this easy-to-make interpretation of mac and cheese…
7. "World’s Best" Mac and Cheese
Sure to arouse controversy, it's best to keep in mind that "World's Best" is in quotes. The "World's Best" mac and cheese sounds like it should be a lot of work, but it really isn't much harder than easy mac from the blue box. Is it the best? Maybe. Try it and find out.