Like grilled cheese, mac and cheese is a staple in the childhood of most cheese lovers. Whether someone in your family had a homemade recipe, or you got it out of a Kraft box, there’s a good chance you’ve had mac and cheese at least once in your life. But finding the best way to eat mac and cheese can be very difficult, as there are a wide variety of variations on this classic dish. Culture has narrowed it down to what we believe to be the ten best.
This combines two favorite cheesy foods: mac ‘n’ cheese and pizza. What results is a delicious combination that satisfies both your cheese craving and your inner child. My mouth is watering just looking at it.
Cheddar dominates this delicious recipe, but other cheeses make the recipe both nutty and a little sharp. It’s very similar to the classic recipe we all know and love, but the additions make for a fun, new experience that’s definitely worth checking out.
This recipe is essentially the pasta version of Inception: pasta inside other pasta being the main ingredient here. Essentially, two foods that are already cheesy and delightful become even more cheesy and delightful, and your mouth with explode with happiness as a result.
What’s great about this recipe is the cheeses it uses. The combination of sharp cheddar, Gruyère, and Brie creates a wide variety of flavors as you eat: from sweet to sharp and many places in between. How could you resist such a delicious array of cheesy pasta flavors in one bite?
Who doesn’t love pie? Who doesn’t love miniature things that make you feel like a giant when you eat them? This recipe combines both of these things, and then adds mac and cheese to it. It makes a warm, doughy pie with a rich, creamy center full of Parmesan cheese.
If you’re looking for a completely new experience with your mac and cheese recipes, look no further than this one. This adds spicy sausage and a combination of spices to create a Mediterranean twist on this old favorite. It’s still the mac and cheese we all know and love, but it’s also a new and exciting experience to try.
Another combination of two great comfort foods. A slight crispiness can really enhance a mac and cheese recipe, and this runs right out of left field with that idea. The crispy outside and the gooey inside contrast each other beautifully in this recipe, making a delectable treat not to be missed.
Cheese and beer is a surprisingly delicious combination. This recipe knows it, takes advantage of it, and adds steak to it. The result is a hearty meal that adds a tang to the mac and cheese we all know and love. Plus, given the fact that it includes both meat and beer, it probably has the approval of Ron Swanson. What more could you ask for?
It’s mac and cheese, it’s a pie, and it’s wrapped in bacon. What more could you ask for? Bacon enhances any mac and cheese recipe the way it enhances just about any other recipe in existence. The bacon lattice top requires a lot of preparation and many intricate steps, but what you’ll get at the end will be worth the wait. Just look at the picture. You know I’m right.
Maybe my Mainer bias is coming out here, but come on, have you ever had lobster mac and cheese? It’s to die for. And this particular recipe includes bacon. It’s basically a combination of all the greatest things in the world.
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