Mac and cheese recipes for every diet and taste

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October 8, 2021
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Mac and cheese recipes for every diet and taste

There’s no one right way to make mac and cheese.

Whether you use cheddar, brie, gruyere, nutritional yeast, smoked gouda, fontina, cashew cheese or parmesan, go basic or complex, there are endless variations on this classic dish. Stacker compiled a list of mac and cheese recipes from Allrecipes

From instant pot recipes to baked casseroles, keep reading for your new favorite comfort food dish

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cauliflower Mac-N-Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Gluten-Free Mac-n-Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 2-ounce portions
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Wisconsin Five-Cheese Bake

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 - 9x13 inch dish
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kicked Up Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 70 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Simple Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Lobster Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 - 4 quart casserole
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Restaurant Style Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Got Some Crust' Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 55 mins
- Total: 75 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 - 9x13 inch baking dish
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 65 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Shipwreck Dinner

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 3 hrs 10 mins
- Total: 3 hrs 25 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Southern Macaroni and Cheese Pie

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

- Servings: 3
- Yield: 3 to 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Mac and Cheese with Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 50 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 75 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

- Prep: 40 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Additional: 6 hrs
- Total: 6 hrs 70 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 24 pieces
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

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Best One Pot Cheese and Macaroni

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Home Style Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheese and Hamburger Macaroni

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tasty Baked Mac n Cheese

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 65 mins
- Servings: 7
- Yield: 6 to 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheesy Macaroni and Hamburger Casserole

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Old School Mac n' Cheese

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Total: 75 mins
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Restaurant Style Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Total: 25 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dutch Oven Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Creamy Salmon Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 55 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 20 mins
- Additional: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 1-cup servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Baked Mac and Cheese for One

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 serving
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cheesy Salsa Mac

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Creamy Mushroom Macaroni

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Shrimp Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Macaroni Pie

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Savory Hamburger Supper

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mom's Baked Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Classic Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 45 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Lobster Mac and Cheese

- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 - 4 quart casserole
- Number of ingredients: 15
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tuna Mac

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 40 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Classic Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 1 - 2 quart casserole
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Four-Cheese Truffled Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 45 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 60 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese

- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 35 mins
- Total: 50 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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