Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Make Food Network Kitchens' easy stovetop macaroni and cheese recipe and eat it as is, or bake it up with add-ins like veggies and meats for a complete, satisfying meal.

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©(C) 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©(C) 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©(C) 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Macaroni and Cheese, Seven Ways

Mac and cheese is a comfort food all-star, beloved by kids and adults alike. Make Food Network Kitchens' easy, crowd-pleasing stovetop recipe and eat it as is, or bake it up with add-ins like veggies and meats for a complete, satisfying meal.

Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

No need for a flour-and-butter roux in this easy stovetop version of an old favorite: The cream cheese adds body and richness. If your mac and cheese gets a little stiff as it cools, just stir in some warm water to smooth it out — it works like a charm.

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Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This baked mac and cheese — perfect for a large crowd or as a side dish — is super simple to make. The cream cheese gives it richness and a little tang.

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Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Kale and Mushrooms

Don't be alarmed by how much kale you start with for this recipe. It will cook down quite a bit and pairs deliciously with the creamy pasta and shiitake mushrooms.

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Creamy Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese

This pleasantly spicy mac and cheese delivers on its name: The cheesy jalapeno pasta with its crunchy panko breadcrumb topping tastes just like poppers!

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Creamy Pizza Macaroni and Cheese

You could call this mac and cheese a mash-up: It tastes just like pizza! We love using the oil from sun-dried tomatoes to make the topping. It's also great drizzled on toasted bread or pasta.

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Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage and Hash Browns

The best part of this breakfast-inspired mac and cheese is the hash-brown topping. It couldn't be easier: Just thaw frozen hash browns and toss them with butter so they bake up golden and crispy.

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Macaroni and Cheese Carbonara

The best parts of the traditional Italian dish spaghetti carbonara are found in this baked mac and cheese: richness from the bacon, creaminess from grated cheese and spice from the black pepper.

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