12 Mac and Cheese Recipes to Celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day

This roundup of mac and cheese recipes is perfect to celebrate this year’s National Mac and Cheese Day in the best way possible—with piles and piles of loaded, cheesy, macaroni-filled incredibleness.

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

This skillet full of pumpkin macaroni and cheese awesomeness ranks off the charts in its indulgence-o-rama rating.
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Macaroni and Cheese with Zucchini

We swear no one will notice flecks of suspiciously healthy green once they're cramming their faces with this indulgently creamy stovetop classic smothered with crisp, buttery bread crumbs.
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Mac and Cheese with Beer

Cheesy noodles, with a crunchy crust of spicy cracker crumbs, are a step up from the same old mac 'n cheese you've been relying on.
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3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese honestly doesn't get any quicker or easier or pantry-friendlier than this 3-ingredient savior that can be tossed together with stuff you already have on hand. Certain to please.
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Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence. This baked mac 'n cheese, with Colby, Cheddar, and crisp, buttery bread crumbs can be made ahead of time, too.
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Mac and Cheese Canapés

Fancy schmancy mac and cheese canapés? Why not? Plop these lovelies on a silver platter alongside flutes of Champagne or tuck them into a lunch box.
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Skillet Mac and Cheese

Add this simple skillet mac and cheese, with its brilliant time-saving trick, to your dinner arsenal and you just might achieve superhero status with the kids.
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Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese

This gluten-free macaroni and cheese recipe is made with pasta, cheese, and pasta cooking water. That's it. Quick and easy dinner.
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Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

All the comfort of classic mac and cheese plus a little kick. Actually, a lot of kick. Although we've heard not complaints.
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Macaroni Au Gratin

So magnificently and outrageously incredible that folks have literally applauded it at the dinner table. Swear. Easy enough for weeknights. Elegant enough for impressing guests.
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—easy, cheesy, crumb-topped, and knee-wobblingly indulgent.
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Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Inspired by a stuffed baked potato, this stovetop mac and cheese is loaded with bacon, Cheddar, and sour cream. Indulgence, baby.
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Comments

  1. JBY&Me…I absolutely LOVE-LOVE your Macaroni Au Gratin! I now have to make it regularly for our three grandsons. They want it instead of cupcakes for their birthday! Ha! Okay by me…. ! Thank you for sharing your lovely recipe(s) with us.

    1. You’re welcome, Grammasue. That’s adorable that your grandsons love it so much, although I think I’d take it over cupcakes, too!

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