Quite possibly the ultimate comfort food, nothing can really top a good bowl of hearty macaroni and cheese. While classic cheddary options are divine, other combinations of cheeses and various ingredients can mix to make a great thing even better. Whether you choose to melt in a some smoked gouda, lighten it up with the addition of butternut squash, or go an extra savory route with a little bacon, these recipes are sure to please. Flip through this gallery to find both mainstream and unique macaroni and cheese dishes that received highest accolades from our readers.
Three-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Creamy, gooey, and comforting, it's hard not to love a bowl of macaroni and cheese. Whether you're an adventurous cook, or just want to stick to the basics, these recipes are tried-and-true according to our readers.
First, try this rich and creamy three-cheese macaroni and cheese for the ultimate feel-good meal.
"If I go more than a day or two without pasta, watch out, because I get nasty," jokes one CookingLight.com user. Other users admit hankering for high-quality cheese. Keep a close eye on the flour while it cooks so it doesn't burn. For a weeknight supper, bake the macaroni in an 8-inch square baking dish for 35 minutes.