5 Mac and Cheese Recipes: From Classic to Veggie-Packed

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  • July 13, 2018

Macaroni and cheese, the delicacy that has stolen hearts of all ages with its creamy and cheesy deliciousness. And with Mac and Cheese Day approaching, why not celebrate the comfort food that has never let you down by trying out a few new versions?

Traditional boxed mac and cheese can do the job, but after you give these versatile recipes a try, you may not look back.

Whether topped with a crispy layer of bread crumbs and cheese, sandwiched between bread and grilled to buttery perfection, or secretly stuffed with vegetables, the possibilities are endless. Be prepared to fight for seconds.

Pick from these five creative mac and cheese recipes to satisfy your cravings.


Wisconsin Mac and Cheese 

5-ingredient Wisconsin mac and cheese

Looking for a way to fulfill your craving with little effort and few ingredients? This recipe is ideal for when you’re busy but still want to achieve the ideal mac and cheese. You will have everyone thinking that you spent your entire day in the kitchen.


Zucchini Noodle Mac and Cheese 

Zucchini noodle mac and cheese with sun-dried tomatoes

This recipe has the best of both worlds. You get the rich and cheesy flavor of traditional macaroni and cheese plus low-carb zucchini noodles. The dish is even packed with protein from a secret ingredient: Greek yogurt!


Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich 

Grilled mac and cheese sandwich

Indulge in all your carb hopes and dreams with this offspring of two amazing cheesy meals: a grilled cheese sandwich and mac and cheese. Picture this: Luscious noodles coated in a warm and melty cheese sauce, held together by two pieces of fresh, buttered bread and crisped to perfection. Don’t forget the tomato soup!


Broccoli and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Broccoli bacon mac and cheese

Not only does this recipe include a tried and true food combination—broccoli and cheddar, a gift to your taste buds—it also has a secret. Join the cauliflower craze without even knowing it!  While this dish may taste and look like a straightforward bacon mac and cheese, it is filled with veggies and it’s picky-eater approved.


Homemade Mac and Cheese 

Homemade mac and cheese 

Why not end our list where it all began? Try this beloved classic that will take you back to the dish your grandma would make when you were a child. This recipe is loaded with butter, whole milk and sharp cheddar cheese, a dairy-delicious trifecta.