Comfort foods don’t get any more comforting than macaroni and cheese. Soft pasta covered in cheese and baked until warm and gooey, it doesn’t get any better than that. Traditional mac & cheese may be delicious as is, but there’s nothing wrong with enhancing it. Especially when that enhancement comes in the form of some lobster or jalapeños. Improve your mac & cheese game with these delicious recipes.
1. Cajun Shrimp Mac and Cheese
Spicy Cajun flavors and tender shrimp combined with three different kinds of cheese and elbow pasta in this savory recipe. This mac & cheese is relatively simple to make, totally delicious, and hearty enough to eat as an entire meal.
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2. Bacon Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Get your daily dose of vegetables and bacon with this simple, hearty recipe. Made in about 35 minutes, this mac & cheese dish is the perfect dinner for those chilly fall nights.
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3. Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
If you’re looking for a little bit of spice in your life, try this creative, cheesy recipe. Juicy shredded chicken combines with hot sauce creamy cheese to create a dish that is equal parts simple and hearty.
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4. Green Chile Mac and Cheese
This recipe is a lot like traditional baked mac & cheese, only filled with spicy green chiles, topped with Panko bread crumbs and baked until delicious burnt on top.
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5. Lobster Mac and Cheese
Everyone who loves seafood knows about lobster mac & cheese. It can be notoriously hard to find and even more difficult to replicate. Luckily, this recipe manages to be just as simple as it is delicious. Warm lobster meat and three different types of cheeses make this dish something special.
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6. Chili Mac and Cheese Casserole
Two comfort foods combine in this awesome baked dish. Layers of hearty homemade chili mix with gooey mac & cheese to create a next level dinner recipe.
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7. Skillet Pizza Mac and Cheese
Obviously, we love recipes that combine two delicious foods into one spectacular dish. This awesome pizza mac & cheese does that and a lot more. Made in a traditional cast iron skillet, pepperonis and tons of cheese make this recipe irresistible.
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8. Chicken Parmesan Mac and Cheese
Juicy chicken, rotini pasta, cheese, and marinara sauce are featured heavily in this simple dish. And while the ingredients list isn’t very long or complex, the creativity in combining classic Italian with American comfort is enough to make out mouths water.