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.Helen Rosner
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.Todd Coleman

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.Michael Kraus
truffled macaroni and cheese recipe

Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

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

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

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

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 »André Baranowski

Macaroni and Cheese

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

Macaroni and Cheese

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

Artisinal Macaroni and Cheese

Panko and parmesan make for an extra crispy crust.Todd Coleman
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.Farideh Sadeghin

Macaroni and Cheese with Country Ham

This mac and cheese is the epitome of "country" with its day-old biscuit crust.Ben Fink