5 Over-the-Top Ways to Top Your Mac and Cheese

Unique ways to add a fun and crunchy topping to your mac and cheese.

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Make Food Network Magazine's Baked Mac and Cheese to start.

(Starting Clockwise from top center) Cacio e Pepe Crispies

Toss 1 cup crisp rice cereal with 1/4 cup grated pecorino and 2 teaspoons each olive oil and coarsely ground pepper.

Chorizo and Breadcrumbs

Brown 4 ounces finely chopped smoked chorizo-style sausage in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Mix with 1 cup panko.

Everything Bagel Crumbles

Toss 1 cup crushed rye melba toasts with 4 tablespoons melted butter and 2 tablespoons everything seasoning.

Bacon and Potato Chips

Toss 2 cups crushed sour cream and onion potato chips with 8 slices cooked chopped bacon.

Cheesy Crackers

Toss 1 cup crushed cheese crackers with 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 teaspoons chopped thyme and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne.

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