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23 Mac 'n' Cheese Recipes That Might Save Your Life

It's honestly weird that people ever do other things with pasta.

Jenny Chang

1. Creamy Baked White Mac 'n' Cheese

This recipe uses a combo of mozzarella, fontina, and parmesan cheese for beautifully ooey-gooey results. Get the recipe.

2. Carnitas Mac 'n' Cheese

The wise move is to just always have some pork shoulder going in your slow cooker, in case you need to make this. Get the recipe.

3. Breakfast Mac 'n' Cheese

OK, listen! There is breakfast sausage in here and also crumbled biscuits on top! Let's talk about that! Get the recipe.

4. Butternut Squash & Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese

5. One-Pot Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

Is this beautiful on the outside? No. But is it beautiful when it's inside you? Yes. Get the recipe.

6. Creamy Four-Cheese Mac 'n' Cheese with Buttery Ritz Crackers

If I were a Ritz cracker, this is where I would want to be. Get the recipe.

7. Crab Mac 'n' Cheese

Lobster is SO played out. Get the recipe.

8. Jalapeño-Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese

Yeah, I could get hot n heavy with this. Get the recipe.

9. Caprese Mac 'n' Cheese

You think you have to choose between pizza and pasta but you don't. Get the recipe.

10. Korean Mac 'n' Cheese

There's gochujang in the mac and dried kimchi in the crunchy topping. Get the recipe.

11. Pumpkin Thyme Mac 'n' Cheese

You know what, there is No Law that says you can't eat pumpkin stuff all year long. Get the recipe.

12. Creamy Brie & Camembert Skillet Mac 'n' Cheese

Individual-size skillets are a) cute as heck and b) ensure that you won't have comparative portion-size anxiety. Get the recipe.

13. Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac 'n' Cheese

Because vegans deserve great mac, too. Get the recipe.

14. Easy Beer Mac 'n' Cheese

15. Perfect Creamy Mac 'n' Cheese

This super-saucy mac is for serious cheddar enthusiasts. Get the recipe.

16. Skinny Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

The relevant thing here is not so much calorie count as the fact that cauliflower is delicious. Get the recipe.

17. Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

This was bound to happen eventually. Get the recipe.

18. Romano & Roasted Brussels Sprout Mac 'n' Cheese

19. Mexican Macaroni & Cheese

For when the regular old cheese drill is not enough. Get the recipe.

20. Vegan Green Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

21. Spinach & Artichoke Mac 'n' Cheese

You know when you're eating artichoke dip and you're thinking, "this is great, but I honestly wish there were pasta in it"? PROBLEM SOLVED. Get the recipe.

22. Curried Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

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Adventurous, yes, but at the end of the say it's still the mac we know and love. Get the recipe.

23. Cheez-It & Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

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