19+ BEST Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipes

Spicy, creamy, cheesy, delicious! These 19+ Best Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipes have something to make everyone happy!

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Is there anything more delicious or comforting than a steaming bowl of creamy mac and cheese? You can make it as a side dish or a main meal and everyone is happy!

Of course, I love a mac and cheese any way it’s made- classic with just cheese, spicy with some jalapenos, meaty with some bacon. But there are so many ways you can customize a mac and cheese exactly to your liking!

Try out different cheeses, different add ins and different toppings! If you like a little crunch, add in some crispy bacon bits and top with breadcrumbs. Going for something spicy? Sriracha or jalapenos will get you there!

You can even make it low carb by swapping out the pasta for cauliflower! No matter what type of mac and cheese you are looking for, you are bound to find it in these Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipes!

Mac and Cheese Recipes

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Pizza Mac and Cheese

4.83 from 17 votes
Delicious three cheese mac and cheese combined with thick pasta sauce and pepperoni makes for the best side dish or entrée with Pizza Mac and Cheese!
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Seafood Mac and Cheese

4.70 from 13 votes
This Seafood Mac and Cheese is super creamy with two types of cheese, seasonings, your favorite seafood and crunchy topping.
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Roast Garlic Mac and Cheese

5 from 6 votes
Cheesy, creamy and amazingly delicious Roast Garlic Mac n Cheese will be your new go-to holiday side dish recipe.
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Creamy Crockpot Mac and Cheese

4.50 from 10 votes
This EASY Crock Pot Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food — perfectly cooked pasta is enveloped in the most heavenly, creamy sauce!
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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

4.86 from 14 votes
The healthier twist on mac and cheese! This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is made with lots of good-for-you stuff and ready in just 30 minutes!
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Kale Mac and Cheese

4.58 from 47 votes
Massaged kale tossed with olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes, this EASY Kale Pasta Salad is the ultimate side dish!
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Lobster Mac and Cheese

4.61 from 23 votes
Sweet lobster, creamy cheese & a crunchy panko topping come together to make the BEST Lobster Mac and Cheese recipe! Perfect for any elegant or casual meal!
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Truffle Mac n Cheese

4.62 from 50 votes
Delicious mac and cheese using smoked gouda, white cheddar and truffle oil. The perfect side dish.
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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is an easy-to-make low carb mac and cheese that follows keto guidelines. A kid-friendly cauliflower side dish! #cauliflowermacandcheese #ketomacandcheese #lowcarbsidedishes www.savoryexperiments.com

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

4 from 2 votes
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is an easy-to-make low carb mac and cheese that follows keto guidelines. A kid-friendly cauliflower side dish!
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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

4.73 from 18 votes
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a quick and spicy baked mac and cheese recipe the whole family will love. Perfect as a potluck recipe or for a BBQ side dish!
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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

4.95 from 17 votes
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is the easier way to make the perfect creamy homemade mac and cheese recipe without having to make a roux.
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Sriracha Gouda Mac and Cheese

5 from 7 votes
Sriracha Gouda Mac and Cheese is a creamy homemade mac and cheese recipe that uses gooey gouda with spicy Sriracha and a fresh crunch for texture.
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Slow Cooker Jalapeno Mac and Cheese Recipe

4.72 from 35 votes
Slow Cooker Jalapeno Bacon Mac and Cheese is the BEST mac and cheese recipe made in the slow cooker with gouda, cheddar bacon and jalapenos!
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese

This Chicken Bacon Ranch Mac and Cheese is made with three types of cheese, bacon, and is topped with an irresistible crispy breadcrumb topping. Perfect as an entree or side dish!
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Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese

This Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese is made with two kinds of cheese for a supremely creamy taste. A perfect easy homemade mac and cheese recipe!
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Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac & Cheese

Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac & Cheese is cavatappi pasta tossed in a slightly spicy cheese sauce with roasted red peppers and topped with Parmesan parsley breadcrumbs. A copycat version of a favorite restaurant dish!
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Sweet Pork Mac and Cheese

What happens when you combine two comfort foods like pulled pork and macaroni and cheese? You get this delicious Sweet Pork Mac and Cheese!
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Copycat Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese

This Copycat Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese is only five ingredients, and is so creamy and perfect that you’ll never buy it from the freezer again!
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Creamy Mac & Cheese

Chicken Cordon Bleu Creamy Mac & Cheese is insanely rich and delicious. Loaded with swiss cheese & ham, the perfect easy family dinner idea for tonight!
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Ham and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

The side and main dish (the ham) is brought together to make one incredible meal in this Ham and Broccoli Mac and Cheese!
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Spicy Jalapeno, Hot Sausage and Chorizo Mac and Cheese

A super cheesy chorizo mac and cheese gets a spicy kick from hot sausage and jalapeños! Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!
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