Macaroni and Cheese

Whether we grew up on mac and cheese from a box or from our mothers' recipe files, there's no doubt this cheesy, baked blend is an ultimate lunchtime comfort food. Experiment with variations on mac and cheese, and enjoy the lunches (and naps afterward) that result when you serve everyone's favorite comfort food.

See Popular Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese

Sometimes the best medicine after a stressful day is a big bowl of comfort food. You know the kind--the lip-smacking, grown-up versions of childhood favorites that can never be beaten by fancier meals. Macaroni and cheese oozes comfort, but don't be tempted to reach for a box. Cheese powder? Really? You can do better than that! Real, made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese is easy to make, and it produces the perfect dose of home-cooked comfort after a hard day.

How to Bake Macaroni and Cheese

There's perhaps nothing more American than learning how to bake macaroni and cheese. Whether it's for a summer barbecue or a winter comfort meal, macaroni and cheese is a crowd pleaser for all seasons.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks - Macaroni and Cheese

Ree Drummod, blogger and LHJ contributor, shares her favorite recipe for macaroni and cheese.

How to Make Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Some macaroni and cheese recipes turn out kind of dry and clumpy. Don't worry, we're going to show you how to make creamy macaroni and cheesea dish so addictive you'll want to make it for dinner at least once a week!

Marja's Mac-and-Cheese

Food & Wine

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is so fond of his wife Marja's ultrarich mac and cheese that it appears on the menu at the Mercer Kitchen, one of his New York restaurants. Marja makes the dish with four cheeses, from creamy Monterey Jack to extra-sharp cheddar. The most unusual touch: the cubes of cream cheese that melt on top.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Our Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Get instant access to our cheesiest, most delicious macaroni and cheese recipes.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese


This extra-easy version of a classic casserole is homey, cheesy and topped with crunchy bread crumbs to make it even better.

Total: 40 mins

Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese

Taste of the South
Total: 2 hrs 45 mins

Nacho Mac and Cheese


Cozy, comforting and easy to make, this 3-ingredient dish in on table in 20, the kids will love it!

Total: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins

3-Cheese Pasta Bake


This mouthwatering version of baked macaroni and cheese is ready in less than 30 minutes and features our "secret ingredient" - cream of mushroom soup.

Total: 40 mins

10 Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes: Think Outside the Box!

Comfort, thy name is macaroni and cheese. It's the dish we fantasize about whenever we need a little soothing, a little warmth, a little ... cheesey goodness. No, we're not talking about the stuff in the box that you cook up for the kids in a flash.

How to Make Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Once you know how to make a classic macaroni and cheese, it's easy to customize it and make your very own version, adding things like chicken or chiles, herbs or spices.

Spiderweb Macaroni and Cheese

Ladies' Home Journal

This favorite pasta casserole is topped with a cheesy spiderweb design, making it a great meal for a Halloween party.

Total: 1 hr

Macaroni and Cheese

Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Love mac 'n cheese but not all the fat? Take comfort in our new and improved recipe, using fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat cheese.

Total: 45 mins

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 10 mins

ABC Mac & Cheese

Midwest Living

This creamy baked macaroni casserole uses American, blue, and cheddar cheeses.

Total: 45 mins
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