Which came first: Comfort food or fall?
It seems that cheese and noodles were invented for the same reason that autumn makes you excited to pull out sweaters and pull on knee-high socks: there's a cozy factor that can’t be beat.
Also unbeatable are these 15 recipes for gooey, cheesy, hug-in-a-bowl lusciousness, perfect for a chilly day curled up in front of a roaring TV.
No boiling, no kidding. This mac and cheese recipe is a great way to practice your roux skills (Google it and be proud of the French sauce mastery you’re acquiring).
We know, we know, we had you at “easy”, then sealed the deal at “bacon”. But there’s one more delicious reason this will be your go-to mac, and its name is “garlic”.
A deliciously unexpected re-up of the classic, this heaven-in-a-cup recipe adds delectable spinach and artichoke hearts. Yep. It’s ridic.
Buffalo adds an unexpected but welcome spicy tang to these mini mac and cheese cups.
Creaminess from yogurt, zest from chives; this mac takes a new dimension in flavor with zippy ingredient side-steps.
Perhaps another name for this soup could be “Cream of Hot Dog”. There’s no kid who can resist a steamy bowl of their favorite dish done soupy—and not many adults, either.
No need to chase down a food truck or drive out to a rural fair. Now you can get your deep-fried fix right at home with this decadent, pan-fried fantasticness.
The secret to the tantalizing crust on top of the artichoke-and-spinach creaminess underneath? Well, you’ll have to click through to Chex™ it out.
It’s a scientific fact: Everything tastes better when it’s mini-sized. Why? With these crescent-crust cups, it must be because evaporated milk and bacon pack a maxed-out one-two flavor punch.
This is low-high heaven, folks. Delicate lobster paired with a four-cheese sauce, surrounded by mac that’s sopped up flavor from both. Expect dinner conversation to be reduced to “Mmmmmmmmm”.
Yeah, for real—apple butter adds a sweet dimension you’ve never experienced in a cheese sauce (think fondue on a fork). And the gouda? So good-a!
Nothing fancy. Everything amazing. Using evaporated milk to give the noodles extra richness is the trick; all you add is water and cheese for oozy melted perfection.
Two cheeses and yogurt = melt-in-your-mouth creaminess. Onion and garlic = a bash of savory flavor. Sriracha = a little kick in the pants. They all add up to a grown-up version of your childhood fave.
The weather’s turned chilly, so turn up the heat with some chiles—and other fabulous South-of-the-border flavors that give this dish its olé-moley.
Just can’t get enough of that good, gooey stuff? Host a make-your-own mac-and-cheese-fest with a buffet of different mac-and-cheese varieties. Need ideas for the lineup? Funny you should ask...