36 Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipes

Mac and cheese isn’t just for kids! Check out these amazing mac and cheese recipes for the whole family!

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1. Creamy White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese – This is the BEST mac and cheese recipe! All you need is 5 simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make the perfect white cheddar mac and cheese! This mac and cheese recipe feeds 6-8 people and is easy to double so it is a great way to serve a crowd!

From: MildlyMeandering

2. Vegan Mac & Cheese

The BEST Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe ever! No one would know this mac and cheese is dairy free, it tastes quite similar if not better than the original. Best of all, it’s quick and easy to make and you only need 8 ingredients!

From: NoraCooks

3. Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese

Everything you love about spicy jalapeño poppers, plus comforting and rich Mac and cheese.  It’s a culinary match made in heaven!

From: TheChunkyChef

4. Ultra Creamy Mac and Cheese

Everyone needs a go-to homemade mac and cheese recipe in their back pocket, and this one is ours. It’s effortless to make, tastes fantastic, and makes super creamy macaroni and cheese.

From: InspiredTaste

5. Chili Mac and Cheese

This Chili Mac and Cheese recipe is your new favorite 30 minute dinner! It is so easy to put together and calls for pantry items you always have on hand.

From: TheFoodCharlatan

6. White Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese

Preparing this homemade mac n cheese is simple with this white cheddar bacon macaroni and cheese recipe, it’s creamy, hearty and so delicious.

From: FoodCuration

7. Skillet Mac & Cheese & Kielbasa

I thought this was delicious! I’ve made it numerous times.

From: Johnsonville

8. Creamy Million Dollar Macaroni & Cheese

Make this Macaroni and Cheese Casserole for guests or family (think Thanksgiving!) and they will love you forever!  The homemade sauce itself is rich and crazy creamy and the casserole is stuffed with a  hidden layer of provolone cheese and sour cream that melts when baked for a ridiculous amount of velvety creamy, cheesy gooey goodness.

From: CarlsbadCravings

9. Spinach & Artichoke Mac ‘N’ Cheese

So creamy, so cheesy and so easy to make in just 25 min. And it’s lightened up with only 369 calories per serving!

From: DamnDelicious

10. Gourmet Baked Mac & Cheese with Bacon

This creamy, cheesy, gourmet baked mac and cheese with bacon will outshine any mac and cheese you’ve tasted! It is “restaurant-quality” AMAZING, and it couldn’t be simpler to make.

From: TastesBetterFromScratch

11. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Easy instant pot mac and cheese recipe with sharp cheddar cheese. Make homemade ultra creamy macaroni and cheese in just 10 minutes!

From: BuildYourBite

12. Creamy Mac & Cheese

This creamy mac and cheese from scratch stars mild cheddar cheese and whole milk for the creamiest, smoothest texture.

From: CookCraftLove

13. Grilled Mac ‘n Cheese

21+ Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that your family will go CRAZY for!  Deliciously yummy, cheesy goodness for kids and adults alike!

From: SpendWithPennies

14. Seafood Mac & Cheese

Need a recipe for Valentine’s Day? Your special someone’s birthday? Anniversary? Look no more, here it is.  This recipe has several different cheeses combined to make a scrumptious and unforgettable meal.  Gruyere, white cheddar, mascarpone and parmigiano reggiano make this mac and cheese creamy and delectable.

From: MangiaMichelle

15. “Big Kid” Cavatappi Mac + Cheese

Rich and creamy cavatappi mac and cheese with bacon and crunchy bread crumbs.

From: BlackberryBabe

16. Bacon Gouda Mac and Cheese

Grown-Up Baked Smoked Bacon Gouda Macaroni and Cheese is a delicious spin on traditional mac and cheese. Ordinary mac and cheese is transformed into a crunchy and gooey sensation! This dish is made with creamy cheddar and gouda cheese and topped with toasted breadcrumbs. This dish makes the perfect side-dish for any occasion.

From: StaySnatched

17. Bacon Pepper Jack Mac n’ Cheese

One of the comfort foods that I will crave from time to time is homemade Mac n’ Cheese. There is something about that ooey gooey goodness with the taste of rich cheese blended together a delicious cream that just really hits the spot. Well, with it being fall I was craving some yummy comfort food and I came up with this bacon pepper jack mac n’ cheese.

From: SugarNSpiceGals

18. Grown Up Mac and Cheese with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

Grown up mac and cheese is the best way that I could describe this recipe. It sounds like a childhood classic, but it is so far from the stuff that comes in a little blue box.

From: YuliCooks

19. Cajun Mac and Cheese

The addition of kielbasa sausage makes mac and cheese a hearty meal, while green pepper and Cajun seasoning add color and flavor.

From: WomansDay

20. Steak and Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

How much do I love Mac and Cheese? It’s like, well, just, I don’t even really know how to talk about it, which, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, is saying something. LOUD AND CLEAR. But that’s the level I’ve reached with my love for the pot-o-golden-cheesy-deliciousness.

From: PinchOfYum

21. Italian Macaroni & Cheese

Mix up your dinner routine and make Italian Mac & Cheese! Loaded with cheesy goodness & comforting flavors your family loves. Perfect weeknight casserole.

From: WhoNeedsACape

22. Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese

Chicken bacon ranch mac and cheese – elbow macaroni baked in a three cheese sauce, with chicken and bacon, and topped with crispy bread crumbs.


23. Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

So many of you loved my soul food and southern baked macaroni and cheese recipes! As I mentioned many times, I have 100s of recipes for mac and cheese. During the holidays, so many of you asked if I had a recipe for macaroni and cheese that could be made in the slow cooker. A few of you even asked if I could make a macaroni and cheese that required less expensive, and easier to find cheeses. I actually do have a bargain friendly Crock-Pot macaroni and cheese recipe! I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to upload it, but I guess it’s better late than never right?

From: IHeartRecipes

24. Stovetop Mac & Cheese

When it comes to comfort food, Mac & Cheese is my ultimate.

From: AlwaysOrderDessert

25. Ultimate Three Cheese Gruyere Mac & Cheese

Ultimate Three Cheese Gruyere Mac and Cheese is the best, sophisticated and cheesiest homemade mac and cheese ever! Sharp white cheddar, coarsely grated Swiss-stye Gruyere and dry Jack combine for the ultimate macaroni and cheese.

From: ThroughHerLookingGlass

26. One Pot Saucy Creamy Mac and Cheese

Baked One Pot Mac and Cheese – yep, all made in the one pot (no separate pot for pasta cooking)! If you hate washing up and like your Mac and Cheese with plenty of cheesy, creamy sauce then this is the recipe for you. Oh, did I mention there’s not a drop of cream in this??!!

From: RecipeTinEats

27. Copycat Applebee’s 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese Honey Pepper Chicken

If you love Applebee’s 4 cheese mac and cheese with honey pepper chicken, you absolutely have to try this homemade version that tastes even better!

From: TheChunkyChef

28. Patti Labelle’s Macaroni & Cheese

“Got this off of the “Good Morning America” website after I saw her cook this on the show. This is the best macaroni and cheese I have ever tasted!!”

From: GeniusKitchen

29. Jalapeno Popper Mac n Cheese

This Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese has all the flavors of the popular appetizer, made into a creamy and delicious meal that is all cooked in one pot.

From: CenterCutCook

30. Classic Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

A silky, glossy cheese sauce with tender, never mushy macaroni. My Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese is a perfect classic – and it just happens to be made in one pot. Butter, flour, pasta, milk, cheese and a few seasonings is all you need to make this epic classic that’s on the table in less than 20 minutes!

From: RecipeTinEats

31. Parmesan Spinach Mac & Cheese

This parmesan spinach mac and cheese is an easy, satisfying recipe for busy weeknights.

From: LifeAsAStrawberry

32. Cheesy Mac N Cheese

Best Macaroni And Cheese Recipe – The Cheesiest, CREAMIEST Homemade Mac N Cheese You’ll Ever Make! Macaroni Pasta Covered In Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Melted Into A Warm Cream Sauce, And Topped With A Perfect Panko Crust. The Whole Family Will Definitely Approve!

From: LilLuna

33. Ultimate Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked macaroni and cheese doesn’t have to be complicated with layers of ingredients to be the soul-warming food you crave. This homemade baked macaroni and cheese is my most favorite and  has pleased crowds, small families, kids and picky eaters alike–give it a try and you’ll see why.

From: FeastAndFarm

34. THE Mac and Cheese

Once upon a time, there was a girl who just wanted creamy, cheesy mac and cheese.  Not full of spices or fancy things, just plain ol’ gooey mac and cheese that she could make herself.  So I developed this recipe and now I share it with you, friends.

From: ThatWhichNourishes

35. Southern Macaroni and Cheese

When we think of macaroni and cheese we always think of Grandma Carol’s ultimate comfort food, her cheesy Southern Macaroni and Cheese!

From: OhSweetBasil

36. Family Favorite Baked Mac & Cheese

This baked mac and cheese is a family favorite recipe, loved by both children and adults.  My version uses a combination of cheeses for a gloriously cheesy dish!

From: TheChunkyChef

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