26 Best Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipes

Our best cheddar macaroni and cheese recipes, ranging from lobster mac to chicken-macaroni casserole, will help you elevate this family classic and ultimate comfort food!

Five-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

"Yummy for the family tummy! My family was asking for seconds and I couldn't put the fork down. I have tried many Mac recipes but this has won the keepers recipe reward. Simple and yummy."

-Sheridan G

Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

"Thick, creamy, cheesy, moist...I highly recommend this to any cheese lover. It's a dream come true and we will be cooking it for many years to come!"


Mac & Cheese Chile Relleno

Think of it as a mac n' cheese - stuffed pepper with a Mexican twist. These chiles rellenos are rich and cheesy.

Chicken-Macaroni Casserole

"Love this recipe! Incorporating the already cooked rotisserie chicken was genius. Great go to recipe for when you're pressed for time or just want some good comfort food."


Lobster Mac & Cheese

"I was very impressed that the flavor of the lobster was rich and evident throughout. Two thumbs up!"


Homemade Baked Macaroni & Cheese

"This was so easy and quick to make! I added crushed ritz crackers and cheese on top when I put it in the oven and it came out amazing. I will definitely be making this again."

-Hailey E

Spicy & Soulful Five Cheese & Mac

“This recipe is inspired by the Sunday evening meals depicted in the movie ‘Soul Food.’ Mac and cheese is comfort food at its best and this rich and creamy version is no exception!”


Breakfast Mac & Cheese

Always wanted to eat mac n' cheese for breakfast? Now you can! This bake features macaroni, sausages, eggs, tater tots and cheese.

Baked Macaroni & Cheese With Kale & Great Northern Beans

Take your traditional macaroni and cheese dish to the next level with this unique and healthy upgrade!

Special Mac & Cheese for a Crowd

"This was delicious. I loved the additions of ham and peas. Also, loved the crunchy crouton topping, great idea. This might be my new favourite Mac and Cheese!"


Baked Macaroni & Cheese With Bacon

"Great recipe, and loved the addition of bacon! Panko gives that extra crunch on top that I just can't resist."


Southern Macaroni & Cheese

"Made it as a Thanksgiving side dish and my husband loved it. The crust is what makes this recipe stand out! He says it reminds him of the mac and cheese his mom made him as a boy."


Easy Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese

"This is how my mother always made it, with a roux - always velvety & creamy!"


Smoky Mac & Cheese

"I used spam instead of hot dogs and the whole family loved this!"


Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

"I've made this countless times for my own large family dinner parties, children's birthday parties, etc. and it has never failed me - rave reviews every time. I make it exactly as written. Don't mess with the classics!"

-Superman Girlfriend

Chipotle Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese

"This is the most amazing Macaroni and Cheese I have ever had. I have been to Fleming's and it truly mirrors their recipe. This is an "adult" version of a child hood favorite!"


Creamy Baked Macaroni & Cheese

"It's very thick, gooey and all kinds of "comfort foody." It's the one recipe you are looking for, I promise."

-Lee Annette J

Herbed Macaroni & Cheese

"Yum - this is the ultimate comfort food. So tasty and a little bit more grown up than usual!"

-California Jan

Macaroni Salad

"Best macaroni salad I have ever made, without a doubt. We had a big family get together and it was one of the most popular dishes I served. The mayo sauce is definitely the clincher."


Meatball Mac & Cheese

When you're in the mood to slightly change up the classic spaghetti and meatballs!

White Sharp Cheddar & Ham Macaroni & Cheese

"Super cheesy goodness! I doubled this recipe, and used half extra sharp white cheddar and half mild yellow cheddar. What a great combination!"


Powder Mac & Cheese

"Cheese sauce powder makes an excellent and fun alternative to using boxed macaroni and cheese mixes!"


Stove Top Mac & Cheese

"It's perfect! Just enough bite from the cheddar, and smooth and creamy from the American. I'm done searching for the perfect mac and cheese recipe."

-Casey in DC

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese

"Enjoy a family favorite that is easy to make in your slow cooker, creamy and downright delicious."


Butternut Mac & Cheese

This has a great flavor, we are fans of the nutmeg!"

-Laureen in BC

Smoky Chipotle & Cheddar Mac

"Oh goodness, this was a huge hit with DH. My friend made this as well and she emailed me freaking out that it was the best thing she ever ate!".