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27 Best Ooey-Gooey Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Macaroni and cheese is a favorite comfort food for many, served as both a main dish and a side. Just thinking of that ooey-gooey cheese makes me want to go bake some right now! What is it about the food that makes it so satisfying? The cheese? The pasta? Maybe it’s the crispy breadcrumb topping some people like to add. I think it’s how the ingredients go perfectly well together to make a creamy, crave-worthy comfort food. My favorite part is the corner that is well done with the softness of the pasta and cheese underneath.

Here you will find 27 fabulous macaroni and cheese recipe, like easy layered macaroni and cheese, slow cooker macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese casserole with bacon, mac and cheese soup, Nana’s mac and cheese, green goddess mac and cheese, mac and cheese with beer, Southern mac and cheese, chili mac and cheese and more! As soon as you see that wonderful casserole come out of the oven, you’ll be tempted to dive in with a spoon. Scroll down to get the recipes.


Green Goddess Mac and Cheese

The most flavorful, creamy mac and cheese filled with a spinach and basil sauce! Get the recipe here

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Chicken Alfredo Pasta

This easy, cheesy pasta casserole is packed with palate-pleasers like creamy Alfredo sauce, chicken, and shredded mozzarella. Get the recipe here

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Best Mac and Cheese

Tender pasta shells filled with a creamy, cheesy sauce, chunks of ham and a buttery crunchy top! Get the recipe here

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John Legend’s Mac and Cheese

John Legend’s incredible mac and cheese recipe! Get the recipe here

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Skillet Mac and Cheese

I love a mac and cheese recipe with a browned top layer of crust. It adds dimension to the whole flavor of mac and cheese. Get the recipe here

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Mexican Stuffed Pasta Shells

A delicious and comforting Mexican Stuffed Pasta Shell Casserole that you can make in under an hour! Serve with green onions, black olives, sour cream and Cholula hot sauce. It’s perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party or just for a weeknight meal. Everyone will love it! Get the recipe here

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Ultimate Three Cheese Gruyere Mac and Cheese

Ultimate Three Cheese Gruyere Mac and Cheese is a slightly more sophisticated homemade mac and cheese. Sharp white cheddar, coarsely grated Swiss-style Gruyere and dry Jack combine for the ultimate macaroni and cheese. Get the recipe here

Through Her Looking Glass

Macaroni and Cheese Soup

Mac and Cheese Soup is creamy and cheesy just like regular mac and cheese. If you’re a mac and cheese lover (who isn’t?), this soup is sure to become a favorite. Get the recipe here

The Midnight Baker

Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Mac and Cheese

This Creamy Three Cheese Skillet Mac and Cheese is fast, easy and made in one skillet! Get the recipe here

The Kitchen Magpie 

Slow Cooker Triple Cheesy Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Triple Cheesy Mac and Cheese is a simple recipe that you can toss together in just five minutes. Get the recipe here

The Slow Roasted Italian 

Dump-and-Bake Overnight Macaroni And Cheese

You don’t even need to boil the pasta for this Dump-and-Bake Overnight Macaroni and Cheese! It’s an easy side dish for weeknight dinners, holidays and potluck meals with family and friends! Get the recipe here

The Seasoned Mom 

Jalapeño Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Easy to prepare and so flavorful, this mac and cheese is a fun variation the whole family will love! Get the recipe here

Dizzy Busy and Hungry 

Super Cheesy Mac and Cheese

Super cheesy, kid-friendly fantastic baked macaroni and cheese. Get the recipe here

Cooking with Mary and Friends 

Southern Macaroni and Cheese

This is very creamy and cheesy, just the way I love macaroni and cheese. Get the recipe here

Tampa Cake Girl 

Stovetop Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

A creamy and flavorful macaroni and cheese that uses leftover lobster. Get the recipe here

Noshing With the Nolands 

Slow Cooker Bacon Mac and Cheese

There’s no better comfort food than Slow Cooker Bacon Mac and Cheese. It’s creamy and cheesy with tons of salty, smoky bacon flavor. Get the recipe here

Spicy Southern Kitchen 

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

A creamy, spicy buffalo chicken mac and cheese topped off with a buttery toasted panko. Get the recipe here

Sugar Spun Run 

Breakfast Mac and Cheese

This Breakfast Mac and Cheese is made in one pot and is loaded with three kinds of cheese, spicy breakfast sausage, potatoes, and topped with a runny egg! Get the recipe here

Show Me the Yummy 

Beefy Mac and Cheese Casserole

Meat, pasta, and vegetables baked in a rich Alfredo sauce! Get the recipe here

Skinny Kitchen 

Creamy Brie Mac and Cheese

Creamy Brie Mac and Cheese is a delicious dinner that is so easy to make! Elbow macaroni is topped with a creamy cheese sauce made of Brie, Parmesan, and Gruyere. Get the recipe here

Mildly Meandering 

Bacon Chicken Sausage Macaroni and Cheese

This tasty little number uses a combination of sharp cheddar and white cheddar for a super creamy texture. Crisp bacon and lightly browned pieces of smoked chicken sausage are added at the finish to make this a complete meal. Get the recipe here

Small Town Woman 

Artichoke Mushroom Mac and Cheese

Artichokes and mushrooms come together for a new twist on classic mac and cheese. Get the recipe here

Wanna Bite 

Barbecue Pork-Topped Gouda Mac ‘N’ Cheese

This Barbecue Pork-Topped Gouda Mac ‘N’ Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It combines creamy Gouda cheese sauce with penne pasta, smoked pulled pork, Kansas City barbecue sauce, chili paste, crisp bacon and fresh scallions. Get the recipe here

Small Town Woman 

Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese Bar

The key is to start with an excellent macaroni and cheese recipe and to offer lots of delicious, interesting toppings. Get the recipe here


Buffalo Mac and Cheese

A really tasty dish that turns ordinary pasta and chicken into a dreamy buffalo chicken casserole! Get the recipe here

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 Nettie is a wife and mother who is passionate about cooking and baking… especially when easy meals are involved! With 5 children, Nettie insists that all meals, snacks, and desserts come together quickly! You will find a wide variety of easy yet scrumptious recipes on her very popular website Moore or Less Cooking

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Allie R Taylor

Friday 20th of April 2018

Nettie - this is the best and cheesiest mac & cheese collection ever!!! We love mac and cheese at our house - can't wait to try some of these amazing recipes. xo


Friday 20th of April 2018

Thank you so much, Allie! Love your recipe! Nettie

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