Outside the Box: 13 Mouth-Watering Mac 'n' Cheese Recipes
MAC 'N' CHEESE MUFFINS
An easy way to serve the dish to a crowd, these muffins from Hip Foodie Mom can be made with your own favorite cheesy recipe.
AVOCADO MAC 'N' CHEESE
Like bacon, avocado is one of those almost universally-adored foods. So it just makes sense to add it to mac 'n' cheese. This recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod involves both avocado and cheese sauces. Pardon us while we drool.
BACON MAC 'N' CHEESE EGG ROLLS
Somehow, food is just better when it's bite-size. Case-in-point: macaroni-filled egg rolls, which are made complete with bacon and barbecue sauce for dipping.
PUMPKIN MAC 'N' CHEESE
GRILLED MAC 'N' CHEESE
Another delicious mash-up for the books: Grilled cheese plus mac 'n' cheese equals the gooey-est, cheesiest sandwich – ever. Thank goodness the brother and sister duo behind BS in the Kitchen invented it.
MAC 'N' CHEESE PIE WITH BACON CRUST
How do you class up hangover food? By morphing bacon and macaroni and cheese into a savory pie with a smoky lattice "crust".
KALE MAC 'N' CHEESE
For kids (and adults!) who won't eat their greens, this healthy recipe from White on Rice Couple is the ideal tasty solution.
FRIED MAC 'N' CHEESE BALLS
These crispy bites of goodness cook up just like fried chicken, minus the meat. Jennifer of Kirbie's Cravings recommends adding crumbled bacon or jalapeños to really pump up the flavor.
CAPRESE MAC 'N' CHEESE
Elevate your mac and cheese with this Italian-inspired dish from Cooking Classy. Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil make for a fresh take on the usual cheddar variety.
MAC 'N' CHEESE PIZZA
BREAKFAST MAC 'N' CHEESE
PESTO MAC 'N' CHEESE
There are two reasons to love this pesto mac and cheese from Oh My Veggies: First, this pesto is perfected with fontina and Parmesan cheeses. Second, the addition of broccoli is an added nutritional bonus.
MEXICAN MAC 'N' CHEESE
The addition of black beans, corn, avocado and tortilla strips gives this recipe a decidedly Mexican flair. The green chiles, cilantro and cumin rev up the flavor, too!