Do you love mac and cheese? I’ve found tons of homemade mac and cheese recipes that range from basic homemade mac n cheese recipes to gourmet. I’ve divided them by category as well. At the top you’ll find the basic mac n cheese recipes. Scroll down for more recipes you’ll want to try!
Basic Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipes
I’ve found 13 different and delicious mac n cheese recipes you’ll love. The start from simplest to gourmet. Bake your way to melted cheese sauce and noodles. The only tip I have is to never use pre-shredded cheese. It doesn’t melt as well and you won’t enjoy the results as much. Make these with your favorite pasta. Use elbow macaroni, rotini or penne. Boil in cold water according to package directions to make it al dente. Then make one of the following recipes for the flavor you want!
1. Simple Mac n Cheese Recipe
Looking for the classic American processed cheese mac n cheese recipe? Fresh Simple Home has a great recipe. Nothing healthy here, just comfort food from your childhood. This homemade mac is just elbow pasta, Velveeta, American cheese, milk and butter. Bake this one in a baking dish.
2. Perfect Cheddar Baked Mac n Cheese
This simple mac n cheese is full of cheddar (medium cheddar cheese and sharp cheddar cheese). You could substitute for white cheddar as well.No processed cheese in this recipe. This is a step up from the previous recipe if you’re a cheese connoisseur, though not quite top shelf. Start by making a roux in a saucepan and melting the cheese. Then pour the mac and cheese into a casserole dish and bake.
3. Cheddar and Colby Mac and Cheese
This is definitely a combination to try! The recipe is quick and tasty! No need to make a roux for this pasta dish. While your pasta is hot from being cooked just add the cheeses to melt. Then pour the cheese and macaroni mixture into a dish and bake.
4. Cheddar and Mozzarella Mac n Cheese
If you love cheddar and mozzarella you’ll really love this mac n cheese combo. This dish has evaporated milk and is made differently than I’ve tried before. You melt butter with the hot noodles. Then whisk the evaporated milk, milk, eggs and garlic in a medium bowl. In a baking dish, layer the noodles and cheese then pour the milk mixture over the top and cook.
5. Four Cheese Mac n Cheese
If you’ve tried the first four recipes then take it up one more notch by making this four cheese mac n cheese. This is a must try recipe. First you make the cheese sauce with cheddar cheese, Muenster cheese, Gruyere cheese and Pecorino. Then mix with the pasta and pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle the top with more cheese and bake.
Gourmet Basic Mac n Cheese Recipes
Take your basic cheesy mac n cheese recipe up a notch. These recipes are more gourmet than your usual mac n cheese and sure to be crowd pleasers!
6. Mediterranean Feta Mac n Cheese Recipe
This mediterranean twist on the American classic is great for anyone who loves feta cheese. There are only five ingredients in this recipe! First boil and drain your elbow macaroni. Then pour into your baking dish and mix with the feta cheese. Whisk the egg, sour cream and salt and pepper. Pour over the macaroni and bake.
7. Creamy Adult Mac n Cheese Recipe
This one is loaded with spices and cheeses that adults will love! The addition of shallots and pancetta with cheddar, brie and goat cheese make a huge impact on your taste buds. This one also has white wine. Topped with homemade bread crumbs, this is a winner.
8. Italian Mac n Cheese Recipe
This delicious mac n cheese recipe combines Italian spices with mozzarella cheese, Monterey Jack and parmesan cheeses. It also includes white wine.
Gourmet Mac and Cheese Recipes with Delicious Extras!
Looking for add-ins to spice up your mac n cheese recipes? You won’t want to miss these!
9. Kimchi Mac n Cheese
If you love kimchi you’ll want to try it in mac n cheese! Urban Farmie has a recipe I’ve never seen before! For this one, while you cook the pasta, saute the kimchi then make the roux with the kimchi in a large pot or skillet. Then add the heavy cream, salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Then melt the cheddar cheese and gruyere and parmesan cheese into the Mornay sauce and whisk to create a gooey cheese sauce. When you’re done you add panko bread crumbs. No baking!
10. Pumpkin Mac n Cheese Recipe
Add some vegetables into your mac n cheese the sneaky way! If you love pumpkin you’ll love this one! While you cook pasta, make a roux with butter and flour. Then add your seasonings and milk and the cheese and pumpkin puree. Add the pasta, stir and bake in the oven!
11. Gouda and Bacon Mac n Cheese Recipe
Bacon makes everything taste better! Chisel & Fork have the magic combo in this recipe. For this recipe you’ll need a baking sheet, a large pot and a casserole baking dish.
12. Chicken and Bacon Mac n Cheese
Look at this! It looks so amazing! This is definitely a mac n cheese recipe you’ll want to try! The cheeses are cheddar and mozzarella. There’s a tomato puree and canned tomatoes in this mac and cheese dish. Make in a large skillet or large saucepan over the stove then finish under the broiler.
13. Lobster Mac n Cheese
This is the ultimate mac n cheese recipe. I’m not sure anything gets better than lobster mac! This one has lobster, smoked cheddar and puff pastry!