Homemade Mac and Cheese is one of America’s favorite comfort foods. Not only is it inexpensive to make, you can add a variety of flavors that will satisfy everyone from kids to adults alike.
Recently, I was thinking about how much my girls love mac and cheese. Sure, they love the one we all grew up with made with Velveeta cheese.
But as their taste palate expanded, they now appreciate all of the other flavor combinations you can make by adding protein, vegetables, herbs and spices.
These cheesy pasta dishes can be made for an easy weeknight meal, holiday gathering, game day festivities or serve as a side dish with your favorite entree.
Here are twelve different macaroni and cheese recipes you’re going to love; one for each month of the year! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
12 Amazing Mac and Cheese Recipes
Mac and cheese made with grilled chicken, garlic and herb spreadable cheese and grape tomatoes topped with buttery Italian breadcrumbs.
Chorizo Macaroni and Cheese made with Portuguese chorizo, gluten free brown rice pasta, Cheddar and Cream cheeses is a super creamy, easy weeknight meal.
Broccoli Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese is made with shell pasta in a rich and creamy sauce with broccoli and carrots.
Cheddar Ale Mac n’ Cheese is a creamy, grown up twist to classic mac n’ cheese using cheddar, ale and a sourdough pretzel buttery crumb topping.
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Shell pasta mixed with a creamy Velveeta cheese sauce; then topped with a buttery Ritz Cracker crust and baked until golden brown.
This Pumpkin & Sage Baked Macaroni screams Fall and makes a tasty, quick weeknight meal or as a starter for your holiday gatherings.
Macaroni and cheese made with sweet Italian sausage, fresh spinach and a Fontina Alfredo sauce; then topped with buttery Italian breadcrumbs.
Rich and creamy, this Bacon & Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese is the perfect savory weeknight meal. Trust me, it will not disappoint.
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Mac n’ cheese made with a creamy goat cheese and fresh rosemary cheese sauce; topped with buttery Italian bread crumbs.
Pesto Mac n’ Cheese made with garden fresh herb pesto mixed and a lightened up creamy Alfredo sauce and pasta; then topped with buttery Italian breadcrumbs and baked until hot and bubbly.
Three Cheese Mac n’ Cheese made with Velveeta, Asiago and Pecorino Romano cheeses, topped with a buttery crust; then baked until hot and bubbly.
Technically, it’s not officially mac and cheese, but this fettuccine pasta tossed with a creamy alfredo sauce is a classic recipe with a cheesy parmesan sauce.