7 New Takes On Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni & cheese recipes with bacon, chipotle, even beer — one of these top-rated recipes might become your new go-to mac & cheese.

1) Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese 

“I made this for 25 firefighters at our Santa run. It was very good, everyone loved it.” — Bubba paul

Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese

Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese | Photo by Meredith

2) Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Potato Nugget Topping

“It has SO much flavor both my husband and I loved it!” — AmberMichelle143

3) Chipotle Mac and Cheese

“Completely satisfied! Fairly easy to prepare, even with a 12 month old at my feet. Super tasty and has a nice kick!” — Harmony

Chipotle Mac and Cheese

Chipotle Mac and Cheese | Photo by Meredith

4) Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon 

“We were in need of serious comfort food tonight and I remembered this recipe. This is the ultimate mac and cheese!” — abapplez

Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon

Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon | Photo by Tracey

5) Chili Macaroni Casserole

“My family loved this! I took the advice of another reviewer and crumbled the chips over each serving instead of during the baking process.” — SnifflesFL

Chili Mac and Cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese | Photo by Meredith

6) Creole Macaroni and Cheese

“This dish is wonderful. Great for company but you’d better make extra because there will be no leftovers.” — ALAMEDAKID

Creole Macaroni and Cheese

Creole Macaroni and Cheese | Photo by witchywoman

7) Mac and Cheese and Beer

“Yum! I am a mac and cheese fan, and this is a new twist! I doubled the cheese and bacon and didn’t use the full bottle of beer (Budweiser). I will definetely make this one again! :)” — johanna727

Mac & Cheese Tips

“Sprinkle a layer of panko and parsley on the top of the pasta before baking for some added crunch and color.” — patchberrie

“Try using large shell pasta instead of macaroni, which hold more of the sauce in the pasta.” — Tara

“Use whole wheat elbow macaroni, to make it a bit healthier.” — RMS

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