Amp up the classic comfort food with our macaroni and cheese recipes.
Macaroni and cheese is one of the ultimate comfort foods. It’s easy to make, and it can feed a bunch of people. However, gone are the days of the simple noodles and powder “cheese” in a box. You can make hearty, delicious mac and cheese with these revamped versions of the classic dish. We’ve compiled some great macaroni recipes to try out for this holiday season.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
Garlic, Bacon, and Beer Macaroni and Cheese – Everything is better with bacon, and that includes mac and cheese. The recipe from Erica’s Recipes provides the ultimate comfort food. Add some hoppy beer, and minced garlic to the mix, and you have a dish that everyone will love. Plus, it’s baked in a cast iron skillet to help pack in the flavor.
Chorizo Mac and Cheese – You can put a tex-mex twist on macaroni with this recipe from Damn Delicious. Combine traditional mac and cheese with chorizo, jalapenos and more for a spicy dish that will warm you up on any cold winter day or night.
Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese – By now, you’ve probably seen some ridiculous pumpkin spice-flavored foods. However, this pumpkin mac n’ cheese from I’m Bored Let’s Go is savory and the perfect way to enjoy some fall flavors.
Pizza Macaroni and Cheese – Yes, you can combine pizza and macaroni and cheese with the recipe from Taste of Home. You can get the kids involved, and have them pick out their own pizza toppings for the dish. Combine everything in a casserole dish and pop it in the oven for an easy meal, any night of the week.
Out of This World Crab Mac and Cheese – This recipe from Budget Savvy Diva combines the rich flavors of crab and creamy cheese for a delicious meal. With only a few ingredients, it’s easy to make and is a great alternative to the boring box mac and cheese.
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese Recipes
Buffalo Crock Pot Mac and Cheese – This take on mac and cheese from Whitney Bond is perfect for any football party. It only takes 15 minutes of prep, and your slow cooker does the rest of the work. You can cheer on your favorite teams while enjoying mac and cheese with a kick.
Southern-Style Crock Pot Macaroni & Cheese – The recipe from South Your Mouth is perfect for the holidays. You can make these creamy and crunchy mac n’ cheese in the slow cooker, giving you more space in the oven for the rest of your holiday meal.
Slow Cooker Broccoli Mac and Cheese – If you’re looking for a healthier version of mac and cheese, try this recipe from Eat Good 4 Life. You (and the kids) can get in some vegetables, while still enjoying creamy, gooey slow cooker mac and cheese.
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