Favorite Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Satisfy your cravings for this all-American favorite.

Categories:
Gruyere, Cheese, Macaroni And Cheese, Vegetables, Cheddar

Everyone goes mad for this classic comfort food. Douse it in extra sharp cheddar, American or a Pecorino-Gruyere mix or serve it gooey, crusty or even deep-fried. Mac and cheese is versatile and always delicious.

Need ammo for your next mac attack? These 25 recipes — from basic and beyond — will impress the pickiest kid or most discerning gourmand.

Just the basics:

With extras:

Above and beyond:

Five Tips for Mastering Mac and Cheese:

  • For baked mac and cheese, cook pasta just shy of al dente; it'll continue to cook in the oven.
  • When making a béchamel sauce for the macaroni, add the milk slowly, whisking constantly, for the perfect consistency.
  • Before topping your dish, toast your breadcrumbs in butter (and garlic, if you like) for extra flavor and crunch.
  • Use a mixture of cheeses for maximum flavor and meltability.
  • When you butter your baking dish, add a layer of breadcrumbs to the pan for an extra non-stick coating.