Sure, macaroni may be the most humble variety of pasta – yet, as these scrumptious recipes prove, it’s also one of the most versatile. From creative twists on the traditional mac n’ cheese to outright comfort classics, you’ll find yourself developing a whole new respect for the nostalgic, elbow-shaped noodle. We’ve rounded up the most mouthwatering macaroni and cheese recipes that you should try tonight.
Mac and Cheese-Stuffed Shells
Elevate baked mac-and-cheese to the next level of comfort food by stuffing the pasta with… more pasta! Don’t forget the cheese cracker crumbs sprinkled on top. *Chef’s kiss*. Find more inspiration with these easy stuffed pasta recipes that start with store-bought noodles.
This Winter Greens Mac & Cheese Recipe Will Make You Feel Healthy
It might have “winter” in its name, but this scrumptious macaroni and cheese concoction is the ultimate year-round comfort dish. The versatile recipe welcomes a variety of nutrient-packed greens (think: Swiss chard, collards, rapini or kale) for a healthy meal that will curb your hunger pangs. For more meal ideas, try these (mostly) plant-based recipes where meat isn’t the star.
Spanish Mac & Cheese with Chorizo
This mouth-watering mac and cheese features a Spanish flair, thanks to the welcome addition of smoked paprika, chorizo and garlic. Watch how quickly it disappears.
Creamy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
A giant pot of gooey, stovetop mac and cheese is exactly what we need to get us through everyday’s ups and downs. With just six simple ingredients, chances are you already have everything on hand to make this easy macaroni recipe. Bon appetit!
Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Everyone’s favourite comfort food comes with a dairy-free vegan twist for those looking to add more plant-based meals into their weeknight dinner rotation. With a hearty “cheese” sauce made from cauliflower and nutritional yeast, you can enjoy this dish as is or bake it in the oven for a casserole-style variation.