Mac n’ cheese is a classic staple of comfort food. It’s quick and easy to make, mind-blowingly tasty, and after seeing these recipes, wildly versatile. You just simply cannot go wrong with this ooey gooey goodness in all its glory. So, have some fun and roll up your sleeves because these recipes are going to take you on one delicious ride.
1. THE Mac N’ Cheese
Source: That Which Nourishes
Before you can fully dive into the universe of weird and wild takes on mac n’ cheese, you need a good base recipe. This creamy, cheesy recipe is one of the most popular mac n’ cheese recipes on Pinterest, and there’s no doubt as to why. Obviously, it must be one good batch of mac n’ cheese.
2. Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Blue Cheese
Source: Andie Mitchell
This is where things start to get a little crazy. You’ve no doubt seen some pretty tasty mac, but have you seen this? Buffalo chicken is a super popular flavor, and it makes sense considering how delicious it is. So, of course, why not combine it with some mac n’ cheese? Don’t forget about the drool-worthy blue cheese that goes with it too.
3. Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Bites
Source: The Gunny Sack
Some of the world’s all-time favorite foods are bacon and mac n’ cheese. But have you ever seen bacon and mac n’ cheese rolled up into one? Chances are you haven’t. The crispy, greasy crunch of the bacon with the cheesy, soft melt of the mac is sure to make one heck of a snack.
4. Grilled Mac N’ Cheese Sandwich
Source: Spend With Pennies
What? Oh yes. That’s right. These are officially on the unofficial list of great comfort foods. The buttery crisp of bread with a good dose of melty cheese has been a classic staple in foods for a very long time. But this? This is revolutionary.
5. Roasted Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese
Source: Gimme Some Oven
Chances are, we all need some veggies every once in a while. Fortunately, there’s a solution. Although it can be tempting to live off of pure junk food and pure junk food alone, none of us can avoid the looming question: How do I get in my veg? No worries! Luckily, you don’t have to stop eating mac n’ cheese. Just throw the veggies in with it.
6. Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Shells
Source: Bite Me More
This recipe is the literal definition of carbs on carbs on carbs. There’s the tantalizing crunch of the salty crackers, the oozing goodness of the cheese, the soft, delectable taste of the pasta. What else do you need? These little lovelies would be absolutely perfect for a game night or a family get-together. Easy peasy.
7. Garlic, Bacon, and Beer Mac & Cheese Balls
For those who love bacon and beer (and, of course, garlic), this is the perfect solution. If you just can’t decide on what to make, here’s the answer. It has the appeal of beer lovers, bacon lovers, and garlic lovers all in one. So if you’re cooking for a group of people who just can’t be satisfied, don’t worry.
8. Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese
Source: Show Me the Yummy
This recipe is just spicy enough to tame your cravings and leave you feeling complete. It’s great to make in large amounts for events and gatherings (or for yourself). It has the magnificent appeal of both pepper lovers and mac n’ cheese lovers, and if that’s you, I highly recommend this recipe.
9. Taco Mac and Cheese Bundt
Source: A Spicy Perspective
This is one of the wildest mac n’ cheese recipes yet. If you thought even the idea of getting mac n’ cheese into a solid shape was impossible, think again. This showstopper is sure to leave guests in awe of your impressive cooking skills and not to mention, satisfied.
10. Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese
Source: Well Plated
If you are a bona fide fan of spinach artichoke dip, try this! No need to dip anything in it, considering the fact that the carbs you desire are already in it. This dish is sure to wow everyone you know, including yourself. Leave it up to this yummy recipe to solve all of your problems.
11. Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese
Source: Big Bear’s Wife
This bacon and ranch flavored mac and cheese uses freshly cooked bacon for a definite bump in yumminess. There are like… three of my favorite foods in this one dish.
12. Pepperoni Pizza Mac and Cheese
Source: Wonky Wonderful
This casserole mac and cheese is perfect for a night when you just need some comfort food for dinner. This is one the kids will go crazy over!
13. Steak and Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Source: Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum consistently puts out some of the most amazing recipes and this is no exception. This hearty mac and cheese is perfect for dinner.
Now I’m heading straight for the kitchen because I need some mac and cheese in my life.