Mac and Cheese Appetizers

Twist that classic comfort food, mac and cheese, into a fun party appetizer with these easy recipes. Try mac-and-cheese crostini or start a new rage with mini ramekins of cheesy noodles spiked with ham or lobster.

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Range-Top Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

We doubt that you've had a mac and cheese this colorful and protein-packed before! Bonus: No oven time is required.

Total: 35 mins

Ben's Cauliflower Mac-n-Cheese


Your kids will never know it, but a whole head of cauliflower is hiding in this macaroni and cheese recipe!

Fried Mac and Cheese Bites

Family Circle

Macaroni and cheese only gets more craveable when you offer it in crunchy, bite-sized servings.

Macaroni and Cheese

Diabetic Living

This updated casserole recipe uses fat-free milk, refrigerated egg product, and reduced-fat cheddar cheese, which lower the calories, fat, and carbs in your meal.

Mac and Cheese That's Good for You?

It was finally cold and blustery enough the other evening to build the first, crackling fire of the season in our fireplace. My husband stoked the flames, while I helpfully suggested where to move the logs for maximum flame height and heat distribution. I'm thanking that warm and cozy night for the comfort food kick I've been on lately.

How to Make Baked Mac and Cheese

When it comes to down-home cooking, nothing compares to macaroni and cheese, crisp on top with melted cheesy goodness on the inside. This classic recipe for how to make baked mac and cheese is wonderful on its own, but even better with some suggested add-ins.

Mini Muffin Tin Mac and Cheese

Turn to this veggie-packed Muffin Tin Mac and Cheese recipe when you need a family-friendly comfort food lunch or dinner.

Dinner Tonight: Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Casserole

A fall recipe for a pumpkin mac and cheese casserole, with winter squash, sage, and walnuts.

Easy (& Healthier) Italian Mac and Cheese: 30-Minute Meal

Hey, mac. When did you go Italian? Easy Italian Mac is definitely not our mom's mac and cheese.

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Easy Vegetarian Dinner: Butternut Squash Casserole

This recipe is reminiscent of a really good, classic mac & cheese--but the squash adds a load of vitamins and fiber to up your nutritional game.

The Blues Salad: Dinner for $10

If your kids are like ours, they could eat mac and cheese every night of the week. As for us, we kind of get a hankering for something a bit, um, fresher, maybe even (gasp!) green.

Deep-Fried Mac & Cheese Bites: Iowa State Fair Food

Deep-fried mac & cheese bites aren't new to the Iowa State Fair -- but they do prove that some items become fair-food classics for a reason. In a nutshell, these things are like crack. They're everything that's good about boxed macaroni and cheese and then some.

Chinese Pork Bake: Dinner for $10

So we're always looking for a new twist on everyone's favorite weeknight dinner: the casserole! Sure, we love lasagna; we're mad for mac-and-cheese; and ham-and-noodle -- yum! But if you're hankering for a one-dish dinner that's a little bit different, then you've come to the right place.

Easy Last-Minute Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without stuffing. Even if you call it "dressing," and no matter if you cook it in the bird or in a casserole dish, or even if prefer it with meat, oysters, or none of the above, we can all agree that warm, flavorful stuffing might be the ultimate comfort food. (Take that mac and cheese!)

Michelle Obama Honors Kid Cooks at State Dinner

Ask our kids to whip up a dish, and you can pretty much count on them ripping open a box of mac and cheese. But that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of other children out there with some serious culinary chops -- at least 54 of them, to be exact, who got to chill with the first lady yesterday at the Kids' State Dinner at the White House. Back in May, we wrote about the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a contest for 8- to 12-year-olds held by Michelle Obama's Let's Move!

28 Days of Slow Cooking: Spicy Sloppy Joes

When it comes to greatness, like the immortal Sloppy Joe sandwich, the most brilliant American comfort food since mac and cheese, people always fight for the credit. Which is why more than one Joe claims to have created the Sloppy Joe. In Iowa, lore has it that a Sioux City short-order cook attached his name to the restaurant's "loose meat sandwich" and watched things take off from there.

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