7 Ways to Transform Your Mac and Cheese

Last Updated January 20, 2016

Baked mac and cheese is pretty much the ultimate comfort food on a frigid day. Whether you spice it up with pimentos, bake it with winter veggies like squash, Swiss chard and peas, top off some pizza with it (really) or try a vegan version, these warming dishes are sure to hit the spot.


Hattie B’s Pimento Macaroni and Cheese

This popular macaroni and cheese starts with a classic white sauce and plenty of extra sharp cheddar cheese. At the restaurant they use pimentos from a jar, but with the abundance of red peppers this...

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Chard

baked macaroni and cheese clean recipe by Terry Walters
My kids never say no to mac and cheese, and I never say no to taking care of dinner and lunch the next day with one recipe – especially when it’s packed with veggies like winter squash, Swiss...

Creamy Four Cheese Mac with Bacon

Extra cheese? And bacon? This recipe satisfies all kinds of cravings.

Farmers' Mac 'n' Cheese

Farmers Mac and Cheese
There are two versions of this classic favorite: Farmers' Mac 'n' Cheese with Butternut Squash & a variation with Turnip and Lacinto Kale

Baked Mac & Cheese Pizza

mac and cheese pizza
Mac and cheese on a pizza? Yes, please. Jimmy the Greek’s pizza place in Old Orchard Beach, Maine serves this monolith of carbs every day. This pie may change your life—and your pant size, because...

Bacon-Kale Mac and Cheese

bacon-kale mac and cheese
Whether you're serving up this bacon-kale mac and cheese as a side, or as a full meal, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser with this unique touch to a favorite comfort dish.

Soy Curl Mac ’n Cheese

Soy Curl Mac ’n Cheese
Soy curls, a textured vegetable protein food, are used in place of chicken in dishes such as stir-fries, casseroles, tacos, salads, and more. In this quick and easy vegan version of macaroni and...