Mac and cheese is everyone’s go-to comfort food. The cheesy deliciousness can only be described as mouth-watering perfection. The great thing about this meal idea is that it can be prepared in so many different ways that it’s almost impossible to run out of options. From taco mac and cheese to the classic, baked style, we have 15 great recipes to choose from below.
If you’re looking to prepare macaroni and cheese for you and your family this week, consider one of these 15 easy (and unique) recipes!
Use any cheese you like to create this delicious three-cheese pasta bake. Triple threat of cheesey goodness is what makes this mac and cheese dish truly unique. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
https://lilluna.com/three-cheese-pasta-bake/ Photos and Recipe By: Lil Luna
This quick and easy macaroni and cheese is loaded with ranch flavor, and it’s impossibly creamy.
http://www.bigbearswife.com/bacon-ranch-macaroni-and-cheese/ Photos and Recipe By: Big Bears Wife
A quick and easy Mac n’ Cheese dish that will be sure to be a hit with everyone in your family! The unique ingredient for this meal? A bread crumb topping!
https://www.aheadofthyme.com/2016/09/classic-baked-macaroni-and-cheese/ Photos and Recipe By: Ahead of Thyme
In this stove-top version of macaroni and cheese, bacon and broccoli are stirred in for added texture and flavor. You can use any vegetable(s) you like for this recipe. Add in as many as you can; stirring them in macaroni and cheese is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies!
https://www.budgetbytes.com/2017/05/one-pot-bacon-broccoli-mac-cheese/ Photos and Recipe By: Budget Bytes
Here’s a delicious way to up the nutritional value of a childhood favorite. Butternut squash is exactly the same color as cheese sauce, so your kids will never know it’s there! It adds such a rich, hearty flavor to macaroni and cheese.
https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/10/01/creamy-butternut-squash-mac-and-cheese-with-kale/ Photos and Recipe By: Sally’s Baking Addiction
Those of us with picky eaters know how hard it can be to get kids to eat their green vegetables. Sneaking veggies into a kid favorite like mac and cheese is a perfect way to trick them into eating things they wouldn’t normally. In this recipe, shredded zucchini is baked right into mac and cheese. It’s delicious, and your kids will gobble it up!
http://ifoodreal.com/zucchini-mac-and-cheese/#_a5y_p=5499965 Photos and Recipe By: iFood Real
This easy, stove-top mac and cheese is loaded with spicy sausage and jalepenos. This mac and cheese is ready in minutes, and it’s such an interesting and delicious twist on a classic favorite!
https://www.gogogogourmet.com/spicy-jalepeno-hot-sausage-chorizo-mac-cheese/ Photos and Recipe By: Go Go Go Gourmet
This delicious mac and cheese was inspired by a couple of guilty pleasure boxed dinners, but it’s made from scratch and tastes a lot better. It’s spicy and creamy and loaded with flavor!
http://www.peanutblossom.com/blog/2016/02/creamy-turkey-taco-mac-recipe.html/ Photos and Recipe By: Peanut Blossom
This ham-and-cheese macaroni dish is taking traditional mac and cheese to the next level. The ham makes it a heartier meal, which is perfect if you’re feeding children.
http://whoneedsacape.com/2016/03/slow-cooker-macaroni-cheese-with-ham/ Photos and Recipe By: Who Needs A Cape
This is a great way to kick up macaroni and cheese. Serve as a side dish or just a simple main dish with a colorful side salad. The best part? No baking involved!
http://www.foodiecrush.com/how-to-make-classic-macaroni-salad/ Photos and Recipe By: Foodie Crush
This traditional baked macaroni and cheese dish is the perfect way to serve up a classic meal that will please everyone in your family. Toss up a salad or steam some broccoli and you have a full meal that is delicious and very comforting.
http://www.recipetineats.com/baked-mac-and-cheese/ Photos and Recipe By: Recipe Tin Eats
This rich macaroni and cheese is our family’s favorite version. The buttermilk provides a wonderful tangy quality to the dish, and the eggs in the recipe (there are 6 of them!) make it so rich. It’s a perfect, simple dinner that your kids will love.
http://www.plainchicken.com/2017/06/buttermilk-mac-and-cheese.html Photos and Recipe By: Plain Chicken
Amp up your everyday mac and cheese that is packed with protein. You can make it ahead of time and freeze for an easy after work dinner.
https://kirbiecravings.com/2017/08/garlic-parmesan-macaroni-and-cheese.html Photos and Recipe By: Kirbie Cravings
It takes a while to roast garlic, but the results are so worth it. Roasting the garlic makes it sweet and nutty, and it’s such a delicious flavor in this decadent mac and cheese recipe.
http://www.lifesambrosia.com/roasted-garlic-and-thyme-mac-n-cheese-recipe/ Photos and Recipe By: Life’s Ambrosia
This mac and cheese is about as far from the blue box stuff as you can get. The sauce is a decadent combination of garlic and herb cheese and cream, with chicken stirred in at the end. Add some fresh rosemary, and it’s downright heavenly. A delicious indulgence!
https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/mac-and-cheese-roasted-chicken-and-goat-cheese/ Photos and Recipe By: My Baking Addiction