Eight variations on one of our favorite comfort foods.

The sharp cheddar here belongs with a smooth oatmeal stout with a hint of hoppy bitterness. See the recipe for Baked Macaroni and Cheese » Back to 10 Recipes to Pair with Stouts »
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Ham & Blue Cheese Macaroni Casserole

This casserole has a piquant bite.

Four Cheese Mac and Cheese

This ultra-creamy, decadent mac and cheese—with sharp white cheddar, Gruyère, blue cheese, and, yes, a touch of Velveeta—is one of the best we’ve ever tried. Get the recipe for Four Cheese Mac and Cheese »

Southern-Style Mac and Cheese

In this wonderful regional take on mac and cheese, grated onion and Worcestershire sauce are added to the mix.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

This lobster meat–studded mac and cheese, from New York’s Macbar, is a decadent, holiday-appropriate version of that homey dish. Get the recipe for Lobster mac and cheese »

Artisanal Macaroni and Cheese

Chef Terrance Brennan of the Manhattan restaurant Artisanal uses penne instead of the standard elbow macaroni for his take on the dish, which is topped with a crisp panko-Parmesan crust.

Greek Mac and Cheese

This savory casserole is studded with spinach, topped with feta cheese, and infused with a hint of cinnamon. Get the recipe for Greek Mac and Cheese »

Macaroni and Cheese

This classic side dish from Bertha’s Kitchen is made with white cheddar and topped with orange cheddar for a crunchy, golden brown crust. See Recipe for Macaroni and Cheese » Back to Specialty of the House: Inside South Carolina’s Soul Food Restaurants »