Our Best Mac & Cheese Recipes

Mac & Cheese is the ultimate comfort food dish, so you need a favorite recipe in your back pocket for when that craving hits. Try one of these clean faves.

Smoky Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Smoky Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Recipe
Photo by Beata Lubas

How do you clean up a classic comfort food like mac & cheese? Bingo! By blending in vitamin-rich cauliflower.

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Broccoli & Spring Onion Mac ’n’ Cheese

whole grain vegetable macaroni and cheese recipe
Photo by Kelly Brisson

Jump at the chance to cook with spring onions this season – they’re part of the same family as green onions and are distinguished by their bulbs, which have a sweet, mellow flavor. 

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Roasted Butternut Mac & Cheese

Butternut squash mac and cheese
Photo by Paula Wilson

We slashed 263 calories from this classic dish, and it’s just as creamy, cheesy and indulgent as ever.

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Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese recipe
Photo by Darren Kemper

Three cheeses — smoked cheddar, sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheese — commingle in this make-ahead mac and cheese. Sprinkle with green onions if you have some on hand.

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The Best Dairy- and Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese

The Best Dairy- and Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese recipe
Photo by Beata Lubas

This mac and cheese loaded with fresh squash and mushrooms is sure to appeal to your grown-up taste buds.

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Gooey Mac & Cheese Balls

Gooey Mac and Cheese Balls recipe

Four different varieties of cheese – mozzarella, Swiss, Monterey Jack and Parmesan – combine to create the most indulgent-tasting mac & cheese balls you’ve ever tried.

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Baked Mac & “Cheese” with Creamy Cashew Sauce

Baked Mac &
Photo by Crayola England

We were excited to sit down down with Joy McCarthy, a Mother’s Day aficionado, to find out what she does with her family every year on this special day.

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Broccoli & White Bean Mac ‘n’ Cheese

broccoli mac 'n' cheese recipe
Edward Pond

The ultimate healthy comfort food! Nonfat evaporated milk and reduced-fat cheese make this dish rich and creamy while keeping the overall fat content low and protein levels high.

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Creamy Southwestern Shells with Black Beans

Creamy Southwestern Shells with Black Beans recipes
Gibson & Smith

This twist on mac ’n’ cheese is bursting with bold southwestern ingredients like sweet corn, creamy avocado and fresh cilantro. Try using tri-colored pasta shells for added visual appeal.

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