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!

Pizza Mac and Cheese
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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!
Roast Garlic Mac and Cheese
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Cheesy, creamy and amazingly delicious Roast Garlic Mac n Cheese will be your new go-to holiday side dish recipe.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
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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!
Kale Mac and Cheese
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Massaged kale tossed with olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes, this EASY Kale Pasta Salad is the ultimate side dish!
Lobster Mac and Cheese
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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!
Truffle Mac and Cheese
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Delicious mac and cheese using smoked gouda, white cheddar and truffle oil. The perfect side dish.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
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 is an easy-to-make low carb mac and cheese that follows keto guidelines. A kid-friendly cauliflower side dish!
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
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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!
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
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Of all of the Instant Pot recipes, this pressure cooker mac and cheese is the best! If you like homemade creamy mac and cheese, Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is for you! 
Sriracha Gouda Mac and Cheese
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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.
Slow Cooker Jalapeno and Bacon Mac and Cheese
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! #macandcheeserecipe #slowcookermacandcheese www.savoryexperiments.com
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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