Did you know that October is National Pasta Month? Since no one can resist the glorious combination of pasta and cheese, I thought what better way to celebrate pasta than by rounding up our awesome macaroni and cheese recipes?! Last year we dedicated a whole 31 days to featuring our favorite mac and cheese variations . Here, we sifted through the numerous recipes to come up with 10 timeless dishes that, regardless of what kind of dinner you're planning, will be a smash hit.
Ready for the macstravaganza? Read on.
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Like buffalo chicken? Love macaroni and cheese? Then combine the best of both worlds with a ridiculously indulgent baked dish .
Three-Cheese Mini Macs
Your guests will be a sucker for these festive-hued, miniature macaroni bites . They're the perfect, compact appetizer for Fall.
Ditalini With Potatoes and Provola
Neapolitan-style mac and cheese  with potatoes? Don't knock it 'til you try it! You'll love the combo of velvety potatoes, smoked provola cheese, and savory bacon.
Gorgonzola Apple Macaroni and Cheese
For a sophisticated take on comfort , turn to creamy, steamy, slightly sharp Gorgonzola sauce, foiled by chewy elbows, tart apple bits, and toasted walnuts.
Macaroni and Three Cheeses
PartySugar found this macaroni with Parmesan , white cheddar, Gorgonzola, and onion béchamel so addictive she wound up eating too much of it at once!
Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese
Throw a party in your mouth with this Tex-Mex riff  on the American favorite, which calls upon the creeping spiciness of roasted poblano chiles.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Butternut squash  imparts a mild, nutty taste that complements the flavor of cheddar cheese.
Kraft-Style Stovetop Mac
Make your childhood favorite 10 times better with a stovetop recipe  that calls for both Velveeta and good-quality, extra-sharp cheddar.
Goat Cheese and Pesto Orecchiette
Orecchiette ears prove to be the best vessel for picking up creamy goat cheese pesto sauce .
Leeks and Sharp Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Sautéed leeks, sharp cheddar, and penne come together for a macaroni and cheese dish that's both traditional and modern . Want to take it to the next level? Top it off with crumbled bacon.