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Macaroni cheese recipes

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Discover our best ever mac 'n' cheese recipes. Enjoy a classic, creamy pasta bake or add a twist with bacon, beer, crab or cauliflower.

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  • A casserole dish serving mac 'n' cheese with Marmite

    Next level mac 'n' cheese

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.39 ratings

    Make this granddaddy of pasta bakes with the salty tang of yeast extract, plus mustard and evaporated milk. This is macaroni cheese with added oomph

  • Macaroni cheese with bacon & pine nuts

    Macaroni cheese with bacon & pine nuts

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.40 ratings

    You don't get much more comforting than a melty pasta bake with a crunchy topping. Serve with a crisp green salad

  • Macaroni cheese with veg served in bowls

    Macaroni cheese with veg

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    Boost the veg in this family favourite - top spinach and cherry tomatoes with creamy mac 'n' cheese for a dinner that's rich in calcium and fibre

  • Super-green mac ‘n’ cheese in a casserole dish

    Super-green mac ‘n’ cheese

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

    Revamp mac ‘n’ cheese with broccoli, spinach and peas, plus a crunchy nut and seed topping. It has all the flavour of the classic dish, but with added nutrients

  • Truffled mac 'n' cheese served in a casserole dish

    Truffled mac 'n' cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Indulge in Tom Kerridge's ultimate truffle mac 'n' cheese, an amalgamation of all his favourite versions of this classic American dish

  • Spiralized butternut mac 'n' cheese

    Spiralized butternut mac 'n' cheese

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    All of the comfort of warming macaroni cheese, with butternut noodles instead of pasta. Use this recipe as a base and experiment with other veggie noodles

  • Smoky bean & chorizo mac ‘n’ cheese in a casserole dish

    Smoky bean & chorizo mac ‘n’ cheese

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.13 ratings

    Add a spicy twist to mac ‘n’ cheese with chorizo, chipotle and smoked paprika, plus a stretchy mozzarella and cheddar topping

  • Beer mac 'n' cheese

    Beer mac 'n' cheese

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.82 ratings

    A staple of Manhattan's East Village, Emma Freud's cheddar and pale ale pasta dish is the ultimate comfort food

  • Crab mac 'n' cheese bake

    Crab mac 'n' cheese bake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    A seafood twist on a family favourite that's packed with sustainable shellfish. Serve with a lemony rocket salad

  • Cauli cheese macaroni

    Cauli cheese macaroni

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    Combining two comfort food favourites, mac 'n' cheese and cauliflower cheese, this is a new classic in the making!

  • Mac ’n’ cheese sliders

    Mac ’n’ cheese sliders

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Feed a crowd at a party or buffet with these American-themed canapés of crispy squares of macaroni cheese, sandwiched in mini bread rolls

  • Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

    Green bean mac ’n’ cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

    Runner and green beans make a delicious addition to a comforting pasta bake - top with pumpkin seeds for added crunch

  • Cheese & tomato macaroni with chipolatas

    Cheese & tomato macaroni with chipolatas

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Mac 'n' cheese gets even more comforting. Add a layer of sausages and semi-dried tomatoes for an extra element

  • Mac ‘n’ hock-a-roni cheese

    Mac ‘n’ hock-a-roni cheese

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make a cheat's cheese sauce to whip up this favourite pasta bake in half an hour - add a twist with ham hock and peas

  • Close up of macaroni cheese in a serving dish with a serving spoon alongside

    Best ever macaroni cheese recipe

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.251 ratings

    This perfect baked macaroni cheese recipe comes with a creamy cheese sauce, a hint of mustard and uses leftover French stick for its crunchy topping

  • Macaroni cheese in 4 easy steps

    Macaroni cheese in 4 easy steps

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.108 ratings

    A simple step-by-step guide to making a classic supper dish. An old favourite, made with plenty of cheese and a little mustard

  • Cauli-macaroni cheese

    Cauli-macaroni cheese

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.39 ratings

    What do you get if you cross cauliflower cheese with macaroni cheese? Comfort food heaven

  • Butternut macaroni cheese

    Butternut macaroni cheese

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.49 ratings

    This comforting and creamy family pasta bake is given a makeover by adding roasted squash

  • Ultimate macaroni cheese

    Ultimate macaroni cheese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.51 ratings

    Learn how to make perfect macaroni cheese every time with this recipe

  • Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

    Cauliflower & macaroni cheese

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.47 ratings

    What do you get if you add cauliflower, cheese and macaroni? Comfort food heaven

  • The ultimate makeover: Macaroni cheese

    The ultimate makeover: Macaroni cheese

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.20 ratings

    A lighter version of this favourite comfort food dish, that doesn't compromise on flavour

  • Creamy cheese & tomato macaroni

    Creamy cheese & tomato macaroni

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.18 ratings

    Try pasta instead of potatoes as a quick side-dish with chicken or steak

  • Macaroni cheese with mushrooms

    Macaroni cheese with mushrooms

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    A lighter dish than the original, simple to make and very cheap, perfect for students.

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