Macaronic cheese with marmite in a round dish

Macaroni cheese recipes

25 Recipes

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

24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
31 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
62 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
More effort
11 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star 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

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Need cheering up? This pasta bake features bacon and parmesan with a cheddar white sauce – a comfort food classic

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
165 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
101 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
39 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
49 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
41 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
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