Comforting Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Macaroni and cheese—whether loaded with bacon, topped with bread crumbs, or studded with lobster—is the ultimate comfort food. Try any of these 12 recipes for a warm, crowd-pleasing dish on a chilly night.

Macaroni with Goat Cheese, Spinach, and Tomatoes
Macaroni with Goat Cheese, Spinach, and Tomatoes

Fresh goat cheese makes a creamy, velvety sauce for pasta baked with spinach and topped with sliced tomatoes that is bright with festive colors, and deeply comforting. And as it takes only slightly longer than an hour to cook, this can be a main player in a delicious and casual last-minute Christmas dinner.

lobster mac and cheese
Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

The standard American dish is transformed into an elegant entree with lobster and a splash of brandy.

Four Cheese Mac and Cheese
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 »

truffled macaroni and cheese recipe
Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

The addition of truffle and truffle-infused oil heightens an already indulgent dish.

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Bacon, ham, caramelized onions, and sun-dried tomatoes make this version of the classic casserole rich and luscious.

greek macaroni and cheese recipe
Greek Mac and Cheese

A pinch of cinnamon adds complexity to traditional greek flavors. Get the recipe for Greek Mac and Cheese »

Southern-Style Mac and Cheese

Grated onion and Worcestershire sauce are the secret ingredients that set this mac and cheese apart. Southern-Style Mac and Cheese »

Macaroni and Cheese

The all-important mac and cheese crust is improved by using a combination of both white and orange cheddar.

Macaroni and Cheese

Blue cheese is a sharp, unexpected touch to the traditional cheese blend.

Artisinal Macaroni and Cheese

Panko and parmesan make for an extra crispy crust.

Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Apple Casserole
Apple & Sausage Macaroni and Cheese

Fresh apples plus hard cider give this easy mac and cheese a double dose of fall flavors.

Macaroni and Cheese with Country Ham

This mac and cheese is the epitome of “country” with its day-old biscuit crust.

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